George Carlin’s likeness stolen, Estate sues makers of AI comedy special.

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TLDR: The estate of George Carlin is suing the makers of an AI comedy special for likeness theft and copyright infringement. The special, titled “George Carlin: I’m Glad I’m Dead,” features a deepfake version of Carlin and uses his material without permission. The lawsuit alleges that the creators of the special scraped hours of Carlin’s comedy specials to create their facsimile. The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction against the special and its destruction, as well as unspecified damages. The defendants are accused of violation of rights of publicity and copyright infringement.

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