Progress in speech synthesis, in particular the work of google (tacotron 2) and baidu (deep voice 3 and and un-named copying system), raises the question of the rights of an individual to the use of their voice and I have found no sufficient answer. I am curious if the law even has a stance on... Read more »
There is a small body of case law on mimicking a famous person's voice (usually a singer's voice in advertisements) surrounding that person's right to publicity that could be used as a basis to claim legal rights in the sound of one's voice with respect to speech synthesis.
My apartment complex posted my picture on their public, promotional Instagram page (taken without my permission from MY instagram), along with my full name and (given that it is their own Instagram) basically my address. I was neither informed prior OR tagged in the photograph, so was I not... Read more »
You should check your lease. However, a standard lease doesn't include those rights. In Texas, you have a property right in your image. Certain public images may still be used without permission, but not generally for commercial purposes. For example, if you walk through a live newscast at a crime...Read more »
Cease and desist letter received requesting names and information of all suppliers and that I turn over all inventory for no compensation. These items are genuine items that were purchased from reputable buyers in China so they are not counterfeits, which the letter does not allege. We are being... Read more »
Its unsafe to assume that because of the first sale doctrine they have no claim. They may be concerned that a Chinese distributor has breached a contract to not distribute the products in the US. An attorney would need to review the letter and all the facts to determine whether you should comply...Read more »
Not enough information to discover how you found out and what was recorded. If you were in public, there is no expectation of privacy, making it more difficult to obtain relief. You may try contacting the administrator for the website to have it removed.
I want to create a fact compilation database that would be used by businesses of a specific industry.
Multiple businesses would import and upload their customer data that would be stored in cloud storage, most likely. The result would be that businesses of the same type within the industry... Read more »
The law does help but doesn't--you'd have a right to go after her but it would cost you money. So it is a right that only the very rich can afford. However it may be worth your while taking some of that money and getting a lawyer to write them a cease and desist letter, and some to talk to a...Read more »
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