'Art and Authorship: From Warhol to the Creativity Machine'
Presented by Ms. Shira Perlmutter, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office.
The 2022 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property
The development of artificial intelligence capable of producing appealing works of music, visual art, and poetry is challenging traditional concepts of authorship, with test cases being brought in the United States and other jurisdictions around the world.
Register Perlmutter will discuss what is at stake in these cases, and their implications for copyright more broadly.
Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property
The Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property was established by the Melbourne Law School, in conjunction with the Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys of Australia, in 2009. The Lecture is named in honour of the Law School’s distinguished alumnus, Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (2008-2020).
Ms. Shira Perlmutter
Shira Perlmutter was appointed Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office in October 2020. She leads a workforce of approximately 450 employees, advises Congress on copyright policy, and directs the administration of important provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Perlmutter had served since 2012 as Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Before joining the USPTO, Ms. Perlmutter held positions with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and Time Warner, worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and was a law professor at The Catholic University of America. She has also received an AB from Harvard University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.