Q: Can a fake digital copy of the celebrity's voice be used in movies without permission from this celebrity?

Using machine learning technologies, a developer can create a synthesized copy of the celebrity's voice (for instance, like here https://youtu.be/DWK_iYBl8cA).

Can this developer use this fake digital voice in movies, mobile games, for songs, or any other video and sound content without any permission from the real voice owner? Is the voice a biometric property that can't be used even as a machine-made copy without permission from the person?

1 Lawyer Answer
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: Fake or real there needs to be authorization of the person whose voice or image is being used?

Permission is the key.


Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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