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Universal Music Group Files Landmark Lawsuit Against Anthropic: Music Industry Takes Stand Against Unauthorized Use of AI Models

In a landmark move, Universal Music Group (UMG) has taken legal action against Claude AI developer Anthropic, alleging the unauthorized use of its music for training AI models. This lawsuit marks a significant development in the music industry's relationship with AI developers, as UMG seeks $75 million in damages. Joining UMG in the legal battle are Concord Music Group, ABKCO, Worship Together Music, Plaintiff Capital CMG, and other publishers who collectively accuse Anthropic of incorporating copyrighted song lyrics into its AI models without permission. The publishers argue that Anthropic's actions constitute a systematic and widespread infringement of their copyrighted works. While Anthropic claims to prioritize ethical and responsible use of AI, the publishers maintain that the company must abide by established copyright laws.

The Allegations

UMG and the other publishers involved in the lawsuit assert that Anthropic has unlawfully copied and disseminated copyrighted works, including lyrics to numerous musical compositions owned or controlled by the publishers. The plaintiffs' attorneys, from Riley Jacobson PLC, Oppenheim and Zebrak LLP, and Cowan Liebowitz Latman P.C., have emphasized their clients' support for innovation and the potential of AI, but argue that Anthropic has violated these principles by disregarding copyright laws. The lawsuit, spanning 60 pages, includes several instances where Anthropic's AI, Claude, provided lyrics to copyrighted songs without authorization.

Anthropic's Defense

Anthropic, however, claims to be distinct from other AI businesses, positioning itself as an AI safety and research company. The company asserts that by training its AI models using a self-proclaimed "constitution," it ensures that its programs are more helpful, honest, and harmless. Despite Anthropic's purported commitment to principled AI development, the publishers' attorneys argue that the company infringes on copyrights without regard for the law or respect for the creative process.

The legal representatives for the publishers have not yet responded to Decrypt's request for comment, leaving the industry eagerly awaiting their perspective on this groundbreaking lawsuit. As the case unfolds, it will undoubtedly shed light on the complex interplay between AI development, copyright laws, and the ethical responsibilities of AI companies.

In an era where the boundaries between creativity, technology, and intellectual property are constantly evolving, this lawsuit serves as a reminder that even in the realm of AI, respect for copyright and permission remains paramount. As the music industry takes a firm stance against unauthorized use of its content, the outcome of this legal battle will likely have far-reaching implications for the AI and music industries alike.