Tom Cotter
Associate Dean for Research & Planning
Taft Stettinius & Hollister Professor of Law

Prof. Tom Cotter Quoted in Minnesota Lawyer about What’s Next in AI Copyrights for Minnesota Artists

Professor Tom Cotter was quoted in Minnesota Lawyer regarding the ability of artists to gain copyrights based on the amount of artificial intelligence (AI) that was used in creating their works. A U.S. District Court ruling in August said that work generated by AI solely cannot hold a copyright. “The judge’s ruling was affirming the copyright office. [It’s] consistent with longstanding U.S. practice and U.S. cases,” Cotter said. “It remains to be seen exactly what the implications will be.”