When I write a prompt for an AI tool, and the tools produces content based on my instructions, who owns the copyright?

This area of law is still developing. Your creative prompts may be protected by copyright.

However, in the United States, any output created by an AI tool (like ChatGPT, Midjourney, etc.) is not capable of being protected by copyright. This is because U.S. law states that only human beings are eligible to hold copyright in creative works. Non-human entities, like AI or animals, cannot get copyright.


Some other countries have different polices about AI and copyright output. Ask a Librarian or CFRs.

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