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Artists can pursue claims against AI art generator over misappropriation of names, US judge rules

By Xu Yuan
  • 09 Feb 2024 19:56
  • 09 Feb 2024 20:30
Artists suing Stability AI, Midjourney and DeviantArt over art-generating artificial intelligence technologies can't be stopped from pursuing claims that their names or identities are misused for commercial purposes, a US federal judge ruled.
US District Judge William Orrick denied a motion by the defendants to strike the right-of-publicity claims by

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent


Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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