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- Sony Music’s Dennis Kooker Represents Music Industry at U.S. Senate AI Insight Forum
- Dec 01, 2023
Dennis Kooker, Sony Music’s President of Global Digital Business, represented the music industry in advocating for copyright and intellectual property protections in generative AI development at U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) seventh Artificial Intelligence Insight Forum in Washington, D.C. earlier this week.
“If copyrights are protected and enforced appropriately, we are at the beginning of a multi-decade marathon that will change the creative and commercial landscape for music. Innovation does not require that we burn down the past to race to the future,” Kooker said in opening comments.
“Music is a tremendous driver for AI technology, and AI technology presents a tremendous opportunity for the creative development of music. But these opportunities must be grounded by the human creators’ vision with the machine assisting, not with the machine replacing the human creator.
“SME’s active licensing business highlights that strong copyright regimes are not an impediment to innovation.”
Read more from Kooker’s official statement and testimony below.