Motion Picture Association Statement on House Introduction of “No AI Fraud Act”

January 10, 2024

WASHINGTON  The Motion Picture Association issued the following statement on the House introduction today of the “No AI Fraud Act.”

“Today Reps. Salazar, Dean, Moran, Morelle, and Wittman introduced a bill that would create a new federal digital-replica right. The MPA and its members share the concerns of actors and recording artists regarding unauthorized and harmful uses of AI-generated digital replicas of their likenesses or voices, including uses of such replicas in ways that could potentially replace performances by them and impact their ability to earn a living. To that end, the MPA’s members (via their collective-bargaining entity AMPTP) and SAG-AFTRA recently reached an agreement that includes what the union has justifiably characterized as ‘historic’ protections for performers, which include rights to informed consent and compensation for use of their digital replicas. That said, any legislation must protect the ability of the MPA’s members and other creators to use digital replicas in contexts that are fully protected by the First Amendment. We look forward to working with the sponsors to ensure that this legislation establishes adequate protections against harmful uses of digital replicas without infringing on the First Amendment rights and creative freedoms upon which our industry depends.”

About The Motion Picture Association

The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world.

Its member studios are: Netflix Studios, LLC; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.