The WGA are on strike.
Restrict AI Illustration from Publishing: An Open Letter. Because, let’s be clear:
AI-art generators are trained on enormous datasets, containing millions upon millions of copyrighted images, harvested without their creator’s knowledge, let alone compensation or consent. This is effectively the greatest art heist in history. Perpetrated by respectable-seeming corporate entities backed by Silicon Valley venture capital. It’s daylight robbery.
Album title of the day: THEIR POWER REACHED ACROSS SPACE AND TIME-TO DEFY THEM WAS DEATH-OR WORSE
I have scripting to get into and my inbox is at 81 because I’m suddenly having a lot of conversations with artists and publishers about stuff and also I subscribe to too many morning newsletters.
This turned up in Steve Cook’s excellent newsletter SECRET ORANGES. I remember owning this. I would have been five years old.