Earlier this year, a person identified as Ghostwriter wrote and produced a viral hit called “Heart on My Sleeve” featuring artificial voices of Drake and the Weeknd.
TheGrio’s Capitol Hill correspondent Ashlee Banks explored a draft of a Senate bill called the “No Fakes Act” that would allow artists, like the aforementioned stars, to bring civil action against the unauthorized use of their likeness. The bill is sponsored by Democratic Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, as well as Republican Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Thom Tillis of North Carolina.
If the “No Fakes Act” had been in place, the Universal Music Group could have sued Ghostwriter for using Drake and The Weeknd’s likeness.
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