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Registration Now Open for October Event on Machine Learning and Copyright

Issue No. 920 - September 17, 2021


Registration is now open for the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s October 26, 2021, conference entitled “Copyright Law and Machine Learning for AI: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?” The event will comprise three one-hour sessions, with a lunch break, and is expected to run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. eastern time. Panels will explore machine learning in practice, how existing copyright laws apply to the training of artificial intelligence, and what the future may hold in this fast-moving policy space.

As long as the state of the COVID-19 pandemic allows for the safe gathering of participants indoors, organizers are planning to present this event in a hybrid format. All sessions will be viewable on Zoom; however, organizers are working toward allowing speakers and members of the public to also attend on-site at the Library of Congress's Montpelier Room. The option to attend on-site will depend on pandemic-related conditions and access to the Library at the time of the event and could be subject to cancelation if conditions change. Cancelation of the on-site option may take place with little prior notice. Whether in-person or via Zoom, audience members must register to attend this free, public event. Registration information and a complete agenda for the event are available at the event website.