I have not written steadily about AI and copyright because, frankly, it’s exhausting. Not quite as exhausting as watching the state of the Republic overall, but almost as relentlessly incoherent and repetitive. For instance, Winston Cho for the Hollywood Reporter describes a PR and lobbying campaign by the tech coalition Chamber of Progress to defend the importance of generative AI ...

In December 2021, New York Governor Hochul recognized that she must veto a bill that would have prescribed the manner in which publishers may provide eBooks to public libraries. It isn’t necessary to rehash the details of that legislation—I wrote several posts about eBook bills—but only to restate the reason for the veto:  the law was unconstitutional. Why? Because state ...

The Illusion of More blog was started in 2012 based on three interrelated premises: 1) that disinformation is toxic to democracy; 2) that Big Tech’s assault on copyright rights was both a disinformation campaign itself and a catalyst for more disinformation; and 3) that technology should serve humans and not the other way around. The difficulties posed by tech-enabled disinformation ...

Yesterday, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing to discuss draft legislation that would sunset Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act on December 31, 2025. If passed, the law would start a countdown toward abolishing Section 230 with the real intent to force Big Tech to cooperate on meaningful reform. Said reform would seek to mitigate the ...

A class-action suit was filed last week by voice actors Paul Lehrman and Linnea Sage against AI developer LOVO, Inc. According to the complaint, LOVO induced the actors to provide recorded material under false pretenses—material which was then used to produce synthetic replicas of their voices to become part of a catalog offered to paying customers. The complaint also alleges ...

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