Generative Artificial Intelligence, LLMs, And Fair Use After Warhol: The Copyright Office and Accountability

By Thomas Hamlin

November 8, 2023

Minneapolis Lawyer Thomas Hamlin 2023

In this article, Robins Kaplan IP partner Thomas Hamlin calls for action by the Copyright Office to protect copyrighted work from use by Generative Artificial Intelligence without compensation. Mr. Hamlin will be presenting his article at the IP Leadership Executive Conference, "Accelerating Innovation and Creativity," taking place in San Jose, California on April 22-23, 2024. He will also be presenting the article at a webinar on January 30, 2024.

A partner with more than 40 years of experience in high-stakes business litigation and intellectual property disputes, Thomas Hamlin has been involved in some of the firm’s largest verdicts and settlements. He was one of the principal trial lawyers in Minnesota’s landmark Big Tobacco matter, which resulted in a $6.6 billion settlement after 15 weeks of trial. Mr. Hamlin also litigated Kraft v. Starbucks ($2.7 billion award), Honeywell v. Minolta ($93.3 million jury verdict), and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank ($57 million jury verdict).

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