Major Labels Sue AI Music Firms for Copyright Infringement

Major Labels Sue AI Music Firms for Copyright Infringement

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed lawsuits against AI music companies Suno and Udio, alleging massive copyright infringement. The lawsuits, backed by major music labels including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Records, claim that these companies have used copyrighted sound recordings without authorization to train their AI models, which generate new music. The RIAA is seeking damages of up to $150,000 per work infringed, along with other legal fees and an injunction to prevent further use of copyrighted material.

The lawsuits have been filed in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Southern District of New York. The RIAA argues that the use of copyrighted music by Suno and Udio for training AI models could create synthetic outputs that compete with the original works, thereby infringing on the artists' ability to monetize their creations. Suno, which has raised significant funding, and Udio have not disclosed their training data, citing it as confidential business information. This legal action reflects broader concerns within the music industry about the proliferation of AI-generated content on platforms like TikTok and YouTube, and its potential impact on artists' rights and earnings.

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