Copyrights in Computer-Generated Works: Whom, if Anyone, Do We Reward?

By: Darin Glasser

Computer-generated works raise grave authorship concerns under U.S. copyright law, with arguments in favor of allocating copyrights to the computer user, programmer, the computer itself, or some combination therein. The author discusses the issues and paradoxes inherent in these choices, and assesses the nature of mathematical graphical processes in light of the idea/expression dichotomy.

Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0024