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Copyright information provided here by K-State Libraries' Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship. We offer a variety of services to support the campus research community, including online assistance, face-to-face consultation, and classroom instruction. For assistance with your research endeavors contact the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

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Copyright is determined by the country in which the product was produced.  Since we are located with the United States information provided here reflect our laws.  The information presented here is intended for informational or educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have specific legal questions pertaining to copyright at K-State, contact the Office of General Counsel (785-532-5730 or attys@k-state.edu)

Current Copyright Decisions: 

U.S. Copyright Office Recinds Zarya of the Dawn Copyright Protection

Kris Kashtanova's comic series Zarya of the Dawn was created with the AI art generator Midjourney. In Februrary 2023, the U.S. Copyright office recinded the copyright over the individual images citing that the work was not created by a human. However, the text and the arrangement of the images has remained copyrightable. The letter detailing the decision can be read here: 

2023.02.21 Zarya of the Dawn Letter (copyright.gov)