International Copyright Issues and Artificial Intelligence

The United States is not alone in facing challenging questions about generative artificial intelligence and its implications for copyright law and policy. On July 26, 2023, the Copyright Office conducted a webinar with a discussion on global perspectives on copyright and AI. Leading international experts discussed how other countries are approaching copyright questions including authorship, training, and exceptions and limitations. They provided an overview of legislative developments in other regions and highlighted possible areas of convergence and divergence.

The United States Copyright Office has launched an initiative to examine copyright law and policy issues raised by AI technology, including the scope of copyright in works generated using AI tools and the use of copyrighted materials in AI training. For more on copyright and AI, visit

Time: July 26, 2023, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.


  • Jane Ginsburg, Columbia Law School
  • Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussex
  • Bernt Hugenholtz, University of Amsterdam
  • Matthew Sag, Emory University School of Law
  • Luca Schirru, KU Leuven
  • Marcus von Welser, Vossius
  • Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid, Ono Academic College
  • Peter Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law

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