3 Count: Stable Defense

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1: Stability Files Defense in Important Test Case on AI and UK Copyright Law

First off today, Chris Cooke at Complete Music Update reports that Stability AI has filed a defense in its case against Getty Images in the United Kingdom, saying that the court doesn’t have jurisdiction over at least some elements of the case.

Getty Images sued Stability AI over its Stability Diffusion platform, alleging that it made illegal use of Getty-licensed images to train the system. However, Stability is arguing that the training actually took place in the United States, meaning that the court in London has now jurisdiction over that issue.

However, even if the court does side with Stability on that issue, Getty has other arguments including allegations of secondary infringement over images generated by the AI system, including those generated in the UK.

2: 3 in China Found Guilty of Operating Japanese Anime Piracy Site

Next up today, the Kyodo News reports that three people in China have been found guilty for their role in operating a pirate site that specialized in Japanese anime, all receiving suspended sentences and large fines.

The case deals with the B9GOOD website, which allegedly distributed some 46,000 anime-related videos. A individual who was accused of operating the website was given a suspended three year prison sentence and was fined 1.8 million yuan ($250,000).

In addition to his conviction, two other people were convicted of having uploaded content to the site. One received a 12 month suspended sentence and other received 18 months. The site was accused of generating roughly 1.8 million yuan in advertising revenue.

3: YouTube Content ID Copyright Claims Increased 25% in a Year

Finally today, Ernesto Van der Sar at Torrentfreak writes that, in the first six months of 2023, YouTube processed 980 million content ID claims, representing a 25% increase from the same time period in 2022.

The information comes from YouTube’s new transparency report website. The site claims that some 8,900 partners have access to the system, which is used to resolve over 99% of all copyright actions on the site.

YouTube also claims that over 90% of Content ID claims result in the video being monetized for the original creator, not removed and that has resulted in more than $9 billion in payouts to rightsholders. All totaled, during the period, YouTube handled just shy of 1 billion in Content ID claims.

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