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Official policy proposals and consultations

Consultation on artificial intelligence and intellectual property: copyright and patents


The Government sought evidence and views on a range of options on how AI should be dealt with in the patent and copyright systems. This response sets out the conclusions of that process. We considered three specific areas:

    1. Copyright protection for computer-generated works (CGWs) without a human author.
    2. Licensing or exceptions to copyright for text and data mining (TDM), which is often significant in AI use and development.
    3. Patent protection for AI-devised inventions

This content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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Jurisdiction: UK - UK-wide

Name of organisation: Intellectual Property Office

Date published: 28 Jun 2022


Domain: Horizontal

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