TN: Lee signs first-in-nation bill to “protect” musicians from AI

Source: United Press International

“Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed legislation to protect musicians from artificial intelligence, making it the first state in the nation to enact such a bill amid growing concerns about the advanced technology. Lee, a Republican, signed the bill Thursday at Robert’s Western World, a live country music bar in Nashville, a city said to be the home of country music. … The Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security Act, which is also known as the ELVIS Act, updates Tennessee’s existing state law that prohibits the use of another person’s name, photograph or likeness in any medium to include voice.” (03/22/24)