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As artificial intelligence increasingly penetrates the entertainment industry — such as with lyric-writing capabilities — Internet licensing interest expands. But the licensing of Internet AI intellectual property is stymied because of legal difficulties such as the proper assessment of the jurisdiction for the licensing agreement and the nature of the Internet, including the proper identification of the parties for the licensing agreement. However, the primary issue associated with securing a licensor’s consent for Internet AI intellectual property is that normally the licensor is a computer program, hence not a legal person.
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The Other Recent Infringement Lawsuit Judgment Over Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’
By Stan Soocher
The lion’s share of attention to copyright-infringement claims against Ed Sheeran over his 2016 Grammy-winning Song of the Year “Thinking Out Loud” recently focused on the trial in New York federal court. But in September 2022, a related infringement suit over the same songs’ matching chord progression and harmonic rhythm was allowed to proceed.
Current Landscape of NIL Contracts Under NCAA Policy
By Phil Petrina
As we wait to see if Congress does indeed adopt a preemptive federal standard on NIL, the question becomes: What do business owners, interested investors and attorneys need to know prior to signing a college athlete to a NIL contract under the current landscape?
IP Experts Discuss AI Art Copyright Litigation
By Isha Marathe
IP experts weigh in on a case involving AI-created images based on an original work. The outcome of the case may have a significant impact on AI development and generative art.
No Bad Faith Found In Tidal Streaming Service Investment
By Ellen Bardash
Block Inc.’s board may have made a bad deal when it acquired music-streaming company Tidal, but that’s its right without evidence of bad faith.