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AI-Produced Music Raises Copyright Questions

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Dani Deahl, writing at The Verge:

    AI is capable of making music, but does that make AI an artist? As AI begins to reshape how music is made, our legal systems are going to be confronted with some messy questions regarding authorship. Do AI algorithms create their own work, or is it the humans behind them? What happens if AI software trained solely on Beyoncé creates a track that sounds just like her? “I won’t mince words,” says Jonathan Bailey, CTO of iZotope. “This is a total legal clusterfuck.”

    I’m filing this article in the “things I wasn’t even thinking about earlier but now can’t stop” folder.

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  2. Mr. Serotonin

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  3. BradBradley


    Oh, god. This is the 384th week in a row that Songtron ver. 4.1 has been at #1 on the charts... all of them.
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  4. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

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  5. To be fair, it’s REALLY good!
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  7. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    I mean, generally the industry has been bad at properly paying artists for their work, so I don't expect that to change with AI. Setting that mild joke aside, I do completely understand how challenging it will be from a legal standpoint, and I grow more concerned about the consolidation of wealth through automation every passing day.