Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Copyright Office today, which explain that existing U.S. copyright law is sufficient to address present issues regarding AI and copyright. CCIA also recently published a whitepaper outlining the basics of AI technology and recommending best practices for any new AI regulations.
Meanwhile, President Biden has issued an executive order today on Artificial Intelligence that would direct the heads of the Copyright Office and Patent and Trademark Office to make recommendations on the use of copyrighted works to train AI algorithms and copyright protections for AI-generated works as well as on how to treat the use of AI during the invention process.
CCIA has advocated for tech policy that advances innovation for over 50 years.
The following can be attributed to CCIA Senior Counsel for Innovation Policy Josh Landau:
“CCIA’s members are leaders in AI innovation. Industry-leading AI models have been developed by CCIA members, and many AI models are trained using cloud computing services provided by CCIA members. Taking a thoughtful, risk-based approach to regulating AI technology will help maintain U.S. leadership in this critical area of technology.”
The following can be attributed to CCIA Vice President for Information Policy Ali Sternburg:
“The U.S.’s AI leadership has been made possible by the strong protections U.S. copyright law provides for new uses like text and data mining and AI training. The key to these advances has been the ability to engage in fair use of copyrighted works. While unique issues might arise in the future that may require additional legislation or regulation, existing U.S. copyright law is capable of ensuring that AI development and creative activity are both promoted.”