Press Release – Jason M. Allen Files Request for Reconsideration with Copyright Office for AI-Assisted Artwork
In a groundbreaking move, artist Jason M. Allen has filed a Request for Reconsideration with the U.S. Copyright Office, challenging the Office’s initial refusal to grant copyright protection for his AI-assisted artwork, Théâtre D’opéra Spatial. Allen’s legal team argues that the use of AI in the creation of art is a legitimate form of artistic expression, and that such works should be afforded the same copyright protections as traditional forms of art.
Our attempted registration of the Copyright in Théâtre D’opéra Spatial received an initial refusal on the basis that the work “does not contain human authorship,” only material that was “solicited from an AI art-generator.”