Blog Details

CLE Lecture: Nassau County Bar Association – “Look at AI and the Right of Publicity for Entertainers and Influencers”

May 15, 2024 – New York, NY – On May 14, 2024, Justin M. Jacobson recently hosted a CLE lecture, “Look at AI and the Right of Publicity for Entertainers and Influencers” for the Nassau County Bar Associations‘ Intellectual Property Committee. The presentation explored some of the most pressing issues related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the entertainment and intellectual property law space as it relates to celebrities and influencers. The lecture examined the right of publicity and misappropriation of another’s name, image, and likeness as well as the recent statutes and legislation passed and proposed to curtail or attempt to regulate these actions including the ELVIS Act and the No AI Fraud Act, among others. The CLE concluded by examining the use of “deep fakes” and other Generative AI replicated works based on entertainers and influencers, explored some of the current federal, state, and international legislation on AI and copyright as well as touched on the various pending litigation cases related to Generative AI, “training data,” and other uses of copyrighted works by AI software developers.