AIGenerated George Carlin Creators Sued by Comedians Estate Variety

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  • Filed in California federal court on Thursday, the plaintiff is seeking a court order for an immediate removal of the special, plus an unspecified amount in damages..
  • “My father was a legendary comedian and a once-in-a-lifetime talent whose legacy is the body of work that he left behind — his actual performances, albums and books..
  • “We risk it becoming a tool that allows bad-faith actors to replace creative expression, to exploit the already existing work of creators, and to get rich at the expense of others..
  • The lawsuit alleges that the company infringed on copyright by using Carlin’s materials to train the chatbot without seeking permission or licensing..
  • “AI may be the most important technology invented in generations, and therefore requires a great amount of control and restraint to ensure that it is not misused,” attorney Josh Schiller of Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP said in a statement..
  • But it is ridiculous to proclaim he has been ‘resurrected’ with AI,” the comedian’s daughter Kelly Carlin wrote in a statement announcing the lawsuit..
The George Carlin estate has filed a lawsuit against Dudesy, the media company behind the recent viral AIgenerated hourlong comedy special George Carlin Im Glad Im Dead, which featured an appr [+2842 chars]

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