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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, June 19 2008

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June 19, 2008


GAO Provides Voice of Reason against Misguided Decision


WASHINGTON – The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) today praised the United States Government Accountability Office for its announcement yesterday upholding Boeing’s protest against the Air Force’s aerial refueling tanker contract decision.


Boeing protested the Air Force’s decision that wrongly awarded the tanker contract to a consortium lead by EADS, the parent company of French Airbus.


“The GAO is clearly the voice of reason against this misguided decision,” said Jeffrey Mazzella, CFIF’s President. “It confirms that the Air Force’s decision making process with regard to this contract for critical U.S. military equipment was flawed and must be corrected.”


In its ruling, the GAO sustained Boeing’s protest for seven key reasons, including cost, unequal discussions and performance. Additionally, the GAO recommended that the Air Force should re-open the bidding process for the aerial refueling tanker.


“Not only was the process unfair, but awarding a military contract of this magnitude to a company owned in part by foreign governments is a serious threat to our national security,” continued Mr. Mazzella. “The United States cannot afford to have critical military equipment manufactured by foreign governments that do not always support our nation’s interests.”


“The GAO’s decision certainly proves that the Air Forced erred in its selection of the EADS tanker. The Air Force must comply with the GAO’s recommendation to re-open the bidding process, and select the best tanker for our military and our country. Clearly, the EADS tanker is not the best.” concluded Mr. Mazzella.

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