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UK Music Chief Calls For AI Framework To Protect Music Creators

03.10.2023: UK Music’s Interim Chief Executive Tom Kiehl told the Daily Mail that the Government should introduce an AI framework that will ensure music creators rights are protected.

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03.10.2023: UK Music’s Interim Chief Executive Tom Kiehl told the Daily Mail that the Government should introduce an AI framework that will ensure music creators’ rights are protected.

This follows the US writers’ strike, which ended last week, with an agreement from the studios to govern the use of AI in projects and how it impacts pay and credit.

Tom Kiehl said:

“We need the Government to take action and ensure the right guardrails are put in place regarding AI with copyright and the protection of intellectual property put at the heart of Government policy-making.

“It’s vital the training of AI respects the key principles of copyright and securing people’s consent.

Failing to do that could be catastrophic for our creative industries and could terminally damage the talent pipeline on which we rely.”

Phil Kear, the Musicians’ Union Assistant General Secretary said of the writer’s strike:

“It is a major precedent for what can be done in the music world and the protection artists need.”

Jo Twist, Chief Executive of BPI said:

“Safeguarding human artistry and the interests of creators is front and centre in all of this.”

Read the full article here.

Find out more about UK Music’s AI proposals here.

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