Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2010

Journal

Computer Law & Security Review

Volume

26

Issue

6

First Page

621

Last Page

629

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2010.09.005

Abstract

Increasingly the digital content used in everyday life has little or no human intervention in its creation. Typically, when such content is delivered to consumers it comes with attached claims of copyright. However, depending on the jurisdiction, approaches to ownership of computer-generated works vary from legislated to uncertain. In this paper we look at the various approaches taken by the common law, such as in Canada, and the legislative approach taken in the United Kingdom. The options for how computer-generated works may be treated and suggestions for their best placement in copyright are discussed.

Notes

The authors' final, peer-reviewed version of this article is available for download.