AI can create shockingly accurate vocal impersonations of pop stars and Canadian copyright law isn't ready to deal with it
A few weeks ago a song that sounded like it was performed by Drake and The Weeknd went viral. But they never actually collaborated. Their parts in the song were performed by generative AI. Now, AI-generated vocals are all over social media and no one seems to know who holds the copyright to these new songs or whether it's legal to create and publish them in the first place. Jordana Sanft is an IP lawyer, and partner at the Toronto law firm Lenczner Slaght, she tells Brent why it's so hard to untangle the threads of IP law in the world of generative AI.