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AI sits at the heart of Hollywood's labor disputes.

Issue

Justice Area(s)

Economic Justice

AI Impact(s)

Economic Harm and Inequity

Exploitation of Workers

Location(s)

Americas

United States

Year

2023

Both the Hollywood actor's union, SAG-AFTRA and the Writer's Guild of America made headlines in 2023 with their defensive stance on artificial intelligence, digital copyright and data protection during entertainment industry strikes that lasted for many months. Both actors and writers secured new clauses in their contracts regarding how automatically generated content should be handled by studios.

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