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Generative AI concerns focus on Copyright, but critical legal questions linger

by Lewis D. Sorokin, Esq., Entertainment Attorney, Associate at Law Office of Simon Rosen, Hypebot, April 17, 2023

AI, whether used to create songs with limited human intervention or as an aid to songwriting, is a cause of great concern for many in the music industry. Beyond the often-discussed copyright issues are some vexing legal questions.

The speed of development in AI is staggering, but existing law did not – could not – anticipate these new forms and approaches to music. So while fans are having a blast creating and consuming this new content, legal frameworks and potentially critical business models are about to be tested like never before. Much of this discussion has understandably centered on copyright law, But I would argue that another area of intellectual property – rights of publicity – is just as critical.

Read more on this important topic on Hypebot's site, where it was initially published.


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