Performers push for copyright protection from AI deep forgeries

AI is increasingly common in entertainment and audio Performers fear losing work and rights to technology Calls for new legal protections on shows Tbilisi, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a friend texted voice actor Bev Standing to ask if TikTok’s text-to-speech feature sounded, the Canadian artist’s surprise quickly turned to anger. She had … Read more

Johnny Depp’s lawyers challenge Amber Heard over abuse allegations

(Reuters) – Lawyers for actor Johnny Depp began questioning Amber Heard in a couple’s defamation trial on Monday, challenging the “Aquaman” star’s allegations that she was physically assaulted before and during their short marriage. Depp’s lawyers provided photos of Heard appearing in public on red carpets and the “James Corden Show” shortly after the times … Read more

Occupation police beat mourners at the funeral of the slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police officers accused Palestinian mourners who carried the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday before thousands led her coffin through Jerusalem’s Old City in a wave of grief and anger over her death. Gathering around Abu Aqla’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some of them waving Palestinian flags … Read more

A closer look: China’s Xiaomi launches investigations into India’s main market

A man walks past the logo of Xiaomi, the Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, outside a store in Mumbai, India, May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK) It faces legal problems in India as a federal financial crime … Read more

The US Congress plans about an additional $40 billion to help Ukraine and the COVID-19 wait

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Congressional Democrats have agreed to pay $39.8 billion in additional aid to Ukraine, two sources familiar with the proposal said on Monday, easing concerns that a vote delay could disrupt the flow of U.S. weapons to the Kyiv government. The House can pass the plan, which exceeds President Joe Biden’s request … Read more

‘Our blood is boiling’: Victims outraged as dictator’s son approaches Philippine presidency

MANILA (Reuters) – Former political prisoner Cristina Bawajan still wears the dress she wore the day she was arrested, tortured and sexually assaulted by soldiers during the martial law era of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Baughan fears the horrors of Marcos’ rule will diminish if his son of the same name wins the presidency … Read more

Russia strikes eastern and southern Ukraine; Civilians evacuated from the Mariupol plant

Moscow escalates its offensive in southern and eastern Donbass 20 civilians evacuated from Mariupol Steel Factory Odessa, Luhansk and Donetsk airports hit by missiles Officials offer conflicting views on peace negotiations DOPROPELIA, Ukraine/Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia carried out missile strikes in southern and eastern Ukraine on Saturday and some women and children were evacuated from … Read more

From “Boom Boom” to Breakdown, Becker must serve time now

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Becker’s stunning rendition earned him the nickname “boom boom” as a 17-year-old Wimbledon winner in 1985, but on Friday, when he was 54 and bankrupt, he was told he should take some time off. at Wimbledon. prison. Three-time champion on grass in southwest London, the man who impressed tennis fans in … Read more

Singapore enforces drug charges against Malaysia after mental disability appeal rejected

People take part in a vigil before the planned execution of Malaysian drug dealer Naganthran Dharmalingam, outside the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Hasnur Hussain Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nagaenthran Dharmalingam has been on death row for over a decade Brother confirmed the execution … Read more