I shared this last week, but not as a single thread that could be unrolled. It's a must-read for UK/British #voiceoverartists, #actors, #performers - and anyone whose voice might end up online. Your voice - if it's available online - could be mined FOR FREE under proposed UK data
mining exemptions regarding intellectual property.
And used for any purpose without your consent. Imagine that. No control over where or how or for what purpose your voice is used. That's bad for anyone, but for a voice actor... Ultimately, it could wipe out your career entirely
Your voice print could be used, unpaid, for high-profile ad campaigns. For audiobooks. To advocate for things you think unethical or damaging. And there'd be nothing you could do about it. Write to your MP today, look up and reference
's Stop AI Stealing the Show...
campaign, and urge them to back enhancing performers' rights, overturn the proposed data mining exception, and sign the Early Day Motion on artificial intelligence in the entertainment industry (edm.parliament.uk/early-day-moti…)
Equity’s letter to the new minister for enterprise and markets, responsible for intellectual property: equity.org.uk/news/2022/octo…

Equity’s campaign, Stop AI stealing the show: equity.org.uk/getting-involv…

Equity’s report on AI findings: equity.org.uk/media/6134/rep…

References cont'd
Equity’s template for writing to your MP: equity.eaction.org.uk/StopAIStealing…

Equity’s guidance on how to protect your voice print and work: equity.org.uk/at-work/guides…

@GravyForBrain’s guidance on TTS (text to speech) & AI

Personalise your letter to your MP, include the ...
...address at which you're registered to vote, and don't accept the templated response that's coming back from Conservative MPs which claims the UK has some of the best IP protection there is. Not for much longer and definitely not for us.
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