The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) rated programs based on artificial intelligence as possible threats to the music business and located them within a report that indicates that these digital platforms they can promote piracy and plagiarism of musical productions.
The document, which was published in October 2022, indicates that these Applications either websites “engage in or facilitate copyright piracy (…) These markets are engaged in reproduction without licensethe creation of derivative works, the streamingand/or the distribution/downloading or other unauthorized dissemination of recordings of sound”.
Within the list generated by the North American organization there are programs that use the artificial intelligence allegedly to infringe copyright and therefore harm the actors of the music industry such as artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishing companies. music in United States.
The extractors / mixers based on artificial intelligence, as they are called in the document, considers that these are Online services that “extract, or rather, copy the voices, the instruments, or some part of the instruments from a sound recording”.
For the Association, these digital tools are used by other people with the intention of mastering and remixing them so that they can resemble the tracks used by the artists, something that is authorized and violates the Copyright.
In this set of programs you can find some like Acapella-extractor, Remove-Vocals Y songmaster that have amassed more than 5 million views in the last few 12 months, as indicated by the Association in the document.
For its part, Acapella-extractor works as a tool that makes it possible to remove only the singer’s audio track, so that her voice can be heard without the music in the background. Nevertheless, RIAA indicates that this is a breach of copyright as the result is very similar to the original tracks recorded from a studio.
On the other hand, it is reported that Remove-Vocals has a similar function, but dedicated solely to deleting tracks from the artist so that only the instrumental of the produced theme remains, which can later be used as part of a product new, but uses a copyright-protected track without permission.
Other Video or Audio Track Download Sites
On the other hand, the organization has indicated that other sites have been in charge of illegally downloading the videos and audio tracks of the songs and some known tools have been included, such as:
-Ytmp3: It converts a YouTube video link into an audio or video format that can be downloaded for free but also retains those files for future requests.
-Y2mate: With a utility similar to Ytmp3, but that also allows you to search YouTube. Even though the site is blocked, new domains have been created, so you are still driving traffic to your site.
-Savefrom: It gets up to 100 million views worldwide and, although it does not work within the United States, it has created domains that do allow access in the country.