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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

Gender transmission insurance rules banned in Christian congregation challenge

Seal of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at their office in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Judge says requirements force Christian employers to violate religious beliefs The agencies said refusal to cover gender transition is discrimination The judge … 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

Analysis: White House balances inflation and farmers in new biofuel mandates

May 16 (Reuters) – The White House is expected to announce in coming weeks how much biofuels like corn ethanol that U.S. refiners will have to blend into their fuel this year, a decision that will force it to balance taming consumer inflation against subsidizing the nation’s farmers. How the administration balances competing priorities could … 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

Explainer: Can Elon Musk renegotiate a lower price for his Twitter deal?

May 11 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) Shares have fallen to their lowest level since the social media company agreed to sell itself to Elon Musk for $44 billion on April 25, raising questions about whether the world’s richest person would try to renegotiate the deal. On Tuesday, the implied probability of closing the deal … Read more

‘Like a prison’: Beijing and Beijing tighten restrictions on the spread of the Corona virus

Shanghai is asking some to stay home, not to receive deliveries Part of the push to eliminate infection by late May – sources The Chinese capital, Beijing, imposes the most severe restrictions so far Lawyers question the legality of the crackdown as anger grows China’s export growth weakest in two years, the currency is falling … 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