Document Type : Original Article
Private and Islamic Law Department, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran
Private Law Department, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Allameh Tabataba'i
The basic material of any artificial intelligence is an algorithm that is given to it as a feed (input) and processes or products (output) are created or obtained from this algorithm. The main question is whether the algorithms used in artificial intelligence can be supported by copyright? A comparative study in the European Union and the United States of America shows that depending on the types and functions of the algorithms, they have originality and creativity, and the fact that they only have a technical dimension cannot negate their right to be protected under the copyright system. Iran's legislature is silent on such an issue Therefore, in this article, with an analytical-descriptive method and also using the experience of the countries of the European Union and the United States, we are trying to derive a rule based on which we can identify the algorithms that can be supported by copyright.