Entertainment Technology Briefing: July 2024

July 3, 2024
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Welcome to our monthly round-up of legal updates and technology news relevant to the media and entertainment industry.

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Legal updates

Apple in breach of law on App Store, says EU (BBC)

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act 2024 receives Royal Assent (Society for Computers & Law)

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill not proceeding (UK Parliament)

European Commission reports on Enforcement and Modernisation Directive compliance (Society for Computers & Law)

TikTok advertisers prepare contingency plans as US ban looms (FT, subscription needed)


RIAA files legal claim against AI-based music generative services Suno and Udio (Music Week) – Simkins’ commentary on story: World’s biggest record labels sue AI music platforms for copyright infringement

YouTube is trying to make AI music deals with major record labels (The Verge)

APPG on Music report calls for new UK 'personality right' (Simkins)

Twitch DJs will now have to pay music labels to play songs in livestreams (TechCrunch)

Glastonbury 2024: BBC to livestream Dua Lipa and Coldplay's headline performances globally (Music Week)

Web3 Music Association launches to make music industry a 'driving force' for advanced technologies (Music Week)


‘I felt I was talking to him’: are AI personas of the dead a blessing or a curse? (Guardian) – Simkins’ commentary on story: What are the IP consequences of using AI to digitally resurrect loved ones?

Apple brings ChatGPT to iPhones in AI overhaul (BBC)

London premiere of movie with AI-generated script cancelled after backlash (The Guardian)

OpenAI’s ChatGPT And Microsoft’s Copilot Reportedly Spread Misinformation About Presidential Debate Amid Growing Fears Over AI Election Dangers (Forbes)

Music companies line up to support AI For Music initiative (Music Week)

DeepMind’s new AI generates soundtracks and dialogue for videos (TechCrunch)


EDPS publishes guidelines on generative AI and personal data for EU institutions (EDPS) following EU’s ChatGPT taskforce offers first look at detangling the AI chatbot’s privacy compliance (TechCrunch)

Plans to use Facebook and Instagram posts to train AI criticised (BBC)

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