House Subcommittee Sends Follow-Up Questions After AI Hearing

By Jennifer E. Rothman
March 12, 2024

After the February 2nd House hearing about AI and how best to address unauthorized use of a person's voice and likeness at the federal level, two members of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet sent me (Prof. Rothman) additional written questions to answer for the record.

Representative Issa's questions focused on potential constitutional challenges to right of publicity laws, whether there was a need for federal legislation, and how to address freedom of contract concerns.

Click here to see my Responses to Rep. Issa.

Representative Dean's questions focused on how to address deepfakes, and online impersonation given the variation across state publicity laws with regard to requirements of commercial use, the absence of explicit inclusion of voice protection in a few states, and the "shield[ing]" of platforms from liability given Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Section 230.

Click here to see my Responses to Rep. Dean.