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January 10, 2024 | Press Statements

RIAA Applauds Representatives Salazar, Dean, Moran, Morelle and Wittman's Leadership on Landmark No AI FRAUD Act

Bipartisan proposal would establish new “guardrails” to ensure AI integrity and trustworthiness while protecting artists from invasive voice clones and digital impersonation.

Safe and responsible uses would allow this new generative technology to advance and thrive.

WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2024) – Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier today released the following statement in support of the No Artificial Intelligence Fake Replicas And Unauthorized Duplications Act of 2024 (“No AI FRAUD Act”). This bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives María Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27), Madeleine Dean (D-PA-4), Nathaniel Moran (R-TX-1), Joe Morelle (D-NY-25) and Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) aims to combat abusive AI deepfakes, voice clones, and exploitive digital human impersonations.

“The No AI FRAUD Act is a meaningful step towards building a safe, responsible and ethical AI ecosystem, and the RIAA applauds Representatives Salazar, Dean, Moran, Morelle, and Wittman for leading in this important area. To be clear, we embrace the use of AI to offer artists and fans new creative tools that support human creativity. But putting in place guardrails like the No AI FRAUD Act is a necessary step to protect individual rights, preserve and promote the creative arts, and ensure the integrity and trustworthiness of generative AI. As decades of innovation have shown, when Congress establishes strong IP rights that foster market-led solutions, it results in both driving innovation and supporting human expression and partnerships that create American culture.”

The No AI FRAUD Act builds on the Nurture Originals, Foster Art, and Keep Entertainment Safe Act (NO FAKES Act) discussion draft released by Senators Coons, Blackburn, Klobuchar, and Tillis – both instrumental in strengthening laws to protect the essential human elements of every American. Recent research from IFPI finds that 83% of Americans feel human creativity remains essential to the creation of music and 76% agree that AI should not be used to clone or impersonate music artists without permission.