On Monday, January 23, the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) officially cancelled the registration for a graphic novel that was made using the AI text-to-image tool, Midjourney. The USCO previously registered the work in September 2022. However, a month later, and following significant press attention, the Office issued a notice indicating that the registration may be cancelled. With Monday’s development, the cancellation is now final. “I did it for my A.I. community,” the graphic novel’s author, Kristina Kashtanova, explained on Twitter just after midnight EST today.“We didn’t have clarity and now we do.”

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