World’s biggest record labels sue AI music platforms for copyright infringement

June 28, 2024

Partner Paddy Gardiner comments on several of the world’s biggest record companies suing AI song generators Suno and Udio for copyright infringement, in World Intellectual Property Review and The Global Legal Post.

“It is not at all surprising that the record labels are seeking to protect their rights against AI services - they have a long history of challenging the legitimacy of new platforms as they emerge and seek to take advantage of and monetise their copyright works.

"The key battleground here is likely to be on the extent to which AI services can legitimately rely on fair use principles as a defence. If they fail, the damages payable under US law are likely to threaten their future existence - and embolden the labels to pursue other AI services."

Paddy's comments were published in World Intellectual Property Review, 25 June 2024, and The Global Legal Post, 27 June 2024.

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