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9:30 - 10:00 AM | Welcome and Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15 AM | Welcome and Introductions

Bill Rosenblatt, President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

10:15 – 11:15 AM | The Model Train Set: AI Training Models and Their Impact on Copyright Liability

There are various techniques for training machine learning systems that use preexisting works in different ways and therefore have different implications for copyright. Assessing the potential liability of those techniques requires understanding of how these techniques work. For example, the techniques used to train large language models (such as ChatGPT) are materially different than those for diffusion or image classification models, and they can change again at the fine-tuning level. Throughout these different processes, notions of reproduction, distribution, and display may or may not be implicated, and indeed traditional notions of what these terms mean may be subject to strain and challenge in the world of AI. In this session, we’ll explain how content becomes data for AI purposes and identify where potential reproduction, distribution, and display of content may occur.

  • Moderator: Aleksander GoraninPartner, Duane Morris
  • Yacine Jernite, Machine Learning and Society Lead, Hugging Face
  • Rebecca Blake, Advocacy Liaison, Graphic Artists Guild
  • Matthew Sag, Professor of Law, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science, Emory University School of Law

11:15 – 11:30 AM | Midmorning Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Author! Author? What Is An “Author” and How Can AI Be One?

The Copyright Office notes that it “will not register works produced by a machine or mere mechanical process that operates randomly or automatically without any creative input or intervention from a human author.” This has led to the Office issuing several high profile registrations rejections for works created in whole or in part using artificial intelligence tools. To determine whether, and to what extent, a human author is involved in the creation of works made with generative AI tools, it is important to understand just what we mean by the term “author.” Our panelists will discuss what it means to be an “author,” whether that “author” must be a human being, and the various doctrines adopted by courts throughout the years in trying to identify and define an author. The panelists will compare the U.S. approach to AI-generated work authorship with those of jurisdictions such as the UK that recognize ownership rights.

12:30 – 1:15 PM | Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 PM | Keynote Address: AI and Copyright Contracts Creators: The Persistent Plight of Freelance Authors Across the Creative Industries

Pina D’Agostino, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School and Co-Director, Centre for AI & Society, York University

2:15 – 2:45 PM | Coffee Break

2:45- 3:45 PM | Are You for Real? Identifying and Detecting AI-Generated Content

The amount of content submitted to commercial services that is generated by AI is poised to explode. Determining which works come from humans and which come from AI–and to what degree–will become more and more important as the volume grows. In this session, we look at efforts to identify AI-generated works proactively as well as emerging technologies for telling the difference after the fact. Are there solutions that will work well enough for rights administration purposes? Our panelists will discuss.

3:45 – 4:00 PM | Afternoon Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM | Turn the Page: The Future of Libraries in the Wake of Hachette v. Internet Archive

This past March, a district court in New York awarded summary judgment to a group of book publishers in their litigation against the Internet Archive over certain forms of digital book lending. The ruling could have profound implications for libraries as they work to make content available that they preserve in digital form or that is “born digital” on acquisition. On this panel we’ll discuss potential ways forward for libraries if the ruling is let stand on appeal: is controlled digital lending (CDL) dead, or are there ways to achieve its aims that avoid what is now considered liability? Or is licensing going to be the way to fulfill libraries’ missions in the digital age?


The Copyright and Technology Conference will provide 240 minutes of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. The amount of credits that may be obtained through electronic delivery varies by state, please see below for specific jurisdiction information. Attorneys may request CLE outside of these jurisdictions and CS Staff will do their best to obtain accreditation, but it is not guaranteed.

Please verify your attendance and submit your attorney evaluation here. Please email cle@copyrightsociety.org for CLE related questions.

Attorneys must self report their CLE hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records.

California: 4.0 Participatory
The Copyright Society is a Certified MCLE Provider in California.

Georgia: 4.0 General
This course is approved by the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (CCLC) for CLE credit under the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for 4 Total CLE hours.

Illinois: 4.0 General
This course is approved for 4.00 Illinois MCLE general credit hours.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records.

Minnesota: 4.0 General
This course is approved for 4.00 Minnesota MCLE general credit hours for virtual attendees.

New Jersey: 4.5 General
Attorneys will be sent a New York CLE Certificate of Attendance as New York is an approved jurisdiction and the Copyright Society is a Certified NYS MCLE Provider.

New York: 4.5 Professional Practice
The Copyright Society is an Accredited New York State MCLE Provider. This intermediate program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Attorneys must self report their CPD substantive hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records.

Pennsylvania: 4.0 General
The Copyright Society is an Accredited CLE & Distance Learning Provider in Pennsylvania.

South Dakota:
A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records.

Texas: 4.0 General
This course is approved for 4.00 Texas MCLE general credit hours for in-person attendees.


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