Discord has taken motion in opposition to a server with over 500,000 members for generative AI voice modeling. The transfer comes after the RIAA prompted motion.
In June 2023, the RIAA contacted Discord and requested it to close down a server known as ‘AI Hub,’ on the time a spot the place 145,000 members shared and distributed copyrighted music. The June 14 subpoena named a number of situations through which copyrighted music was shared with the mannequin together with “Each time, Wherever” by Shakira, “All the time Be My Child” by Mariah Carey, and plenty of extra.
Songs from 50 Cent, Pink Scorching Chili Peppers, Olivia Rodrigo, Bruno Mars, Logic, Rihanna, Madonna, Shawn Mendes, Stevie Surprise, Ludacris, Ariana Grande and extra are cited on the authorized doc. “We’ve realized that Discord is working and/or internet hosting the below-referenced Discord servers on its community,” that doc reads. “This server(s) is/are devoted to infringing our members’ copyrighted sound recordings by providing, promoting, linking to, internet hosting, streaming, or distributing recordsdata containing members’ sound recordings with out authorization.”
That subpoena gave Discord till June 30 to reply, both to oppose the request or to offer details about the infringers. Within the months since then, the ‘AI Hub’ Discord server grew to over 500,000 folks. Now the server has instantly shut down with no phrase from Discord or the homeowners whether or not the shut down was in compliance with the RIAA grievance.
As rapidly as a hydra head is vanquished, a brand new AI Hub server has surfaced permitting customers searching for a brand new dwelling to recalibrate. “AI Hub was banned due to copyright, apparently somebody did the trick of modifying posts and added a number of hyperlinks with copyrighted content material, which left Discord with no choice however to DMCA the server,” somebody on this alternative server introduced.
“The proprietor, menhguin was additionally banned, so it’s fairly doable the server received’t come again. All progress/historical past from the opposite server has been misplaced,” the submit continues. It’s unclear simply how a lot shutting down a single discord server will do to cease these AI language fashions from creating songs. And because the server contributor depend rises, it’s unattainable to police what 500,000 folks submit 24/7.