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AI and music: everything you wanted to know about voice cloning and copyright infringement, but were too afraid to ask

Meeting codeWIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/10
Date and venueNovember 30, 2023 Virtual
Time of sessions13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
Previous / future meetingsWIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/9 >> WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/10 >> WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2024/1
Topic(s)Webinars, Respect for IP Webinars
This session will explore the unauthorized use of copyright-protected songs to train generative artificial intelligence models, aiming to produce music through the utilization of vocal clones (digital replicas of an artist’s voice). We will identify the main areas of copyright infringement associated with this practice and examine the enforcement approaches adopted by the music industry in response to this evolving landscape. Additionally, we will look at ways to address other enforcement challenges to ensure the effective protection of artists’ rights amidst the rapid progression of AI technologies.
This webinar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.

Program:

  • 13:00 - 13:05 Welcoming remarks and introduction of the speakers
  • 13:05 – 13:45 AI and music: everything you wanted to know about voice cloning and copyright infringement, but were too afraid to ask
  • 13:45 – 14:00 Q&A

Speakers:

  • Richard Gooch (Chief Technology Officer, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), United Kingdom)
  • Mohammed Siddiqui (Technical investigator AI, IFPI, United Kingdom)
  • Melissa Morgia (Director of Global Content Protection and Enforcement, IFPI, United Kingdom)
  • Abbas Lightwalla (Director of Global Legal Policy, IFPI, United Kingdom)

Other related documents

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WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/10/SPEAKERSEnglishProfile of SpeakersProfile of Speakers, Complete document (pdf)