2022 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property - 18.10.22




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Art and Authorship: From Warhol to the Creativity Machine

United States Register of Copyright (Director of the Copyright Office) Shira Perlmutter presents the 2022 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property.

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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 Trade Mark 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).

The Francis Gurry Lecture series has been generously supported by AIPPI Australia, IP Australia, IPSANZ, and LESANZ.