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Franklin Graves

Tech Counsel

HCA Healthcare

Franklin Graves is an in-house technology, IP, and media law attorney in Nashville, TN and Tech Counsel for HCA Healthcare.  He is a graduate of Belmont University College of Law (J.D.), and Samford University (B.A.). He is a former Young Lawyer Fellow and Young Lawyer Council member with the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL). Franklin currently serves as co-chair of the ABA-IPL’s Copyright and Emerging Technology Committee.

Recent Articles by Franklin Graves

Richard Prince Effectively Settles, Dodging Post-Warhol Fair Use Ruling

On Thursday, final judgments were issued in a pair of copyright infringement cases that arose from a now infamous 2014/2015 project New Portraits, where appropriations artist Richard Prince displayed Instagram photos and user comments as a purported commentary on social media and art. The two nearly identical final judgments were entered in favor of the photographer plaintiffs’ claims that Prince and the exhibiting galleries willfully infringed on their photographs, and the court dismissed all the defenses raised – including the fair use defense – with prejudice.

Copyright Office Affirms its Fourth Refusal to Register Generative AI Work

On December 11, the Review Board of the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) released a letter affirming the USCO’s refusal to register a work created with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) software. The decision to affirm the refusal marks the fourth time a registrant has been documented as being denied the ability to obtain a copyright registration over the output of an AI system following requests for reconsideration.