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Record Labels Rightly Sue Abusive AI Music Generators

However else one opines on the merits or perils of artificial intelligence (AI), everyone of good faith can agree that it mustn't become a tool for brazen copyright infringement.  Artists who pour their (sometimes literal) blood, sweat and tears into their creative works shouldn't have those works stolen and exploited by AI bots.

That is particularly true as it relates to AI music generators specifically created for that exploitative purpose.

For that reason, we should all welcome and applaud major record labels for their decisive lawsuit against AI generators Suno and Udio, whom they accuse in their complaints of copyright violation on an "unimaginable scale."

The complaints make for gripping reading unlike most legal filings, but we're not talking here about sampling various songs…[more]

July 02, 2024 • 06:30 PM

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Thursday, January 23 2014

A Colorado woman is suing an Aspen restaurant after allegedly being served too much cheap tequila.

Julia Penny of Wood Creek, Colorado, filed a small-claims lawsuit against upscale restaurant Casa Tua claiming she was served so much alcohol she ended up in the hospital.  Penny is seeking damages of $3,770, equivalent to her bill from the Aspen Valley Hospital.

According to news reports, Penny was served a margarita in a tall glass and that the bartender, who was quite busy, mistakenly added too much alcohol.

“I totally got overpoured,” Penny said. “It could’ve been the fact that it was cheap tequila. I thought maybe I had been drugged or something.”
The blood work showed that she had ingested five or so shots of tequila. Penny said she filed the lawsuit because the restaurant management was ignoring her.
“I went out for dinner that night and ended up in the emergency room,” Penny said. “I’m just very angry.”


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