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Sat Nov 11, 2023, 03:47 PM Nov 2023

Justine Bateman is NOT happy with the AI provisions negotiated by SAG-AFTRA. The agreement will put actors out of work [View all]

The exact details of the AI provisions won't be released till Monday. But this is a strong indicator that the protections against AI that actors wanted aren't as strong as I'd thought from the first comments on it.

Article from The Wrap here - https://www.thewrap.com/justine-bateman-sag-aftra-deal-generative-ai-artificial-intelligence/

Justine Bateman is deeply disappointed with the tentative agreement in place between SAG-AFTRA and the major studios, which ended the strike. While speaking with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, she explained that members of the union should approve the deal after voting begins Tuesday only “if they don’t want to work anymore.”

Bateman added, “If they want to be replaced by synthetic objects that are made by generative AI, why not?”


“I mean, soon they’ll have customized films for you based on your particular viewing history,” she added. “And they won’t bother to copyright them because it’ll be like Kleenex. They’ll make a million of them an hour, it won’t matter to them.”

Bateman added, “The train track is split. One train track is going, ‘OK, we’re going to participate in this sort of negotiation with the cannibals and we’re going to talk about just how you’re going to be cutting my foot off, and are you going to grill it or boil it, and what kind of sauce are you going to put on it?’”


Much more at the link, and in this video of Justine Bateman talking to Ali Velshi:

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It will be interesting to see what is actually in the agreement. LudwigPastorius Nov 2023 #1
Yes. But it's worrisome that they haven't released those details on AI yet. highplainsdem Nov 2023 #7
Ask the music industry about Napster gulliver Nov 2023 #2
I think that horse is out of the barn and a couple of states away by now. TwilightZone Nov 2023 #3
Justine ❤️ underpants Nov 2023 #4
I remember Delphinus Nov 2023 #5
I agree completely with what you wrote here: highplainsdem Nov 2023 #8
If the scumbag streaming companies would pay residuals then fine JanMichael Nov 2023 #6
She had the law wrong, so I'll withhold my opinion Ms. Toad Nov 2023 #9
I'm guessing she means they won't even bother to pay the small fee to register the copyright. highplainsdem Nov 2023 #10
I suspect she simply doesn't know the law. Ms. Toad Nov 2023 #11
that sounds so condescending orleans Nov 2023 #12
Yes. n/t Ms. Toad Nov 2023 #13
so then the whole copyright idea for AI generated material is moot since you have to be human to orleans Nov 2023 #14
She meant enforcing copyright. She wasn't being precise with her language. Yavin4 Nov 2023 #16
passive copyright doesn't apply to works created by generative AI, though, does it? fishwax Nov 2023 #18
she was once a very big star on television.......... DemocraticPatriot Nov 2023 #15
AI actually could be a good thing for the arts. Yavin4 Nov 2023 #17
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