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Are You Rushing to Copyright Your ChatGPT-generated Screenplay? Don't Get Your Hopes Up. U.S. Copyright Office Publishes New Guidance on Works Created with Artificial Intelligence.

The U.S. Copyright Office (the "Office") receives about half a million applications annually.  These applications generally register literary works, photographs, and other visual performative and digital content. Recently, the Office recognized that it was receiving a growing number of applications wherein the "writing" was created, at least in part, by generative artificial intelligence ("AI"). Some applications disclosed, in detail, how the author used AI, and some did not. As a result, on March 16, 2023, the Office issued Copyright Guidance in the Federal Register entitled "Works Containing Material Generated by Artificial Intelligence."

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