Creators of AI-generated George Carlin particular sued by late comic’s property

George Denis Patrick Carlin performs a standup routine at the Cheyenne Civic Center on June 1, 1992 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Beloved US comic George Carlin (pictured) handed away in 2008 on the age of 72. His property is now combating to guard his legacy from AI mimics. | Photograph by Mark Junge/Getty Pictures

George Carlin’s property has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in opposition to Dudesy, the media firm that used generative synthetic intelligence to provide a faux hour-long comedy particular that imitates the deceased star’s voice and comedic model. The criticism filed in Los Angeles federal court docket on Thursday alleges that Carlin’s copyrighted supplies and likeness had been used with out permission or acceptable licenses, calling the particular a “piece of computer-generated click-bait which detracts from the worth of Carlin’s comedic works and harms his popularity.”

The AI-generated particular, titled George Carlin: I’m Glad I’m Lifeless, was launched on the Dudesy podcast’s YouTube channel on January ninth, the place it stays stay and has since racked up…

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