After being considered a “threat” to the music market, the operator of the sites denounced by the RIAA has refuted the allegations of copyright infringement. For him, the services do not break the laws, although he admits that it was not smart to make references to popular artists, and revealed that they do not use artificial intelligence to function.
While most platforms mentioned in the RIAA report remains silent about the accusations, the songmasterO acapella-extractor it’s the Remove-Vocals — all operated by the same person — sent a rebuttal to the US Trade Representative Office, published this week.
According to the developer, the body that brings together North American record labels never approached him directly to share their concerns. Furthermore, the owner of the services claims that they do not deserve this “notorious” visibility for several reasons.
the arguments [da RIAA] are a mixture of factually wrong information, a misunderstanding of how these AI services work, and minor claims about a potential trademark infringement (which has since been corrected) that is not piracy or counterfeiting.
The only argument about the actual dissemination of copyrighted material on these sites concerns a total of 6 links to Youtube videos (already removed) that were used as examples to illustrate the services.
Still, all references to popular artists have been removed from Songmastr. Those who access the site will now only listen to songs that the service has copyrighted, such as projects by newcomers in the music production field who decided to test their tracks on the service.
Although the developer took this action, he claims that mentioning world-famous artists was not copyright infringement, but possible trademark infringement.
Websites don’t use AI, guarantees owner
In the rebuttal document, the operator of the services assured that it does not use any type of artificial intelligence (AI) — something that the RIAA denounced but was not certain about. According to the entity, the problem would be the sites “training” the systems with music protected by copyright.
In response, the developer said that “open-source ‘matching’ cannot be trained.” One of these algorithms even has Deezer as its owner, O spleeter.
According to him, the system “is a predetermined set of operations, which transform user input, using general properties of a reference song.”
In interview to TorrentFreak, the operator notes that the term “AI” was used more for marketing reasons than as a technical feature. He noted that this decision was taken as a threat by the RIAA, but that, after clarification, he hopes the sites will be off the body’s list.
Among those denounced by the American Recording Industry Association are known targets, such as the The Pirate BayO Newalbum ReleasesO RapidGator it’s the MP3 Juices.
With information: TorrentFreak