Amazon AI Case: writer drags amazon to court over use of AI, accused of making noise during strike


R. Lance Hill, better known as David Lee Henry, sued the studio against amazon for copyright infringement. Also claimed misuse of AI in its upcoming remake. amazon Studios and original Road house writer R. There is a conflict going on between Lance Hill. R. Lance Hill, better known as David Lee Henry, sued the studio against amazon for copyright infringement. Also claimed misuse of AI in its upcoming remake.

Case filed against Amazon

According to reports, on Tuesday, Hill sued Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and its parent company, amazon Studios, claiming copyright infringement. Hill filed a claim in a california court that MGM and parent company amazon did not license the 1986 screenplay on which the original film was based after the rights had returned to them.

The author made these allegations

Hill says the copyright reverted to him on november 11, 2023, yet he continued production. They said that they wanted to delay its release before the new film's debut on Prime Video on march 21 and further claimed that amazon has used AI to complete ADR work, which is typically done in post-production audio. This is done to record again so that the prescribed time limit can be met.


Called the author's allegation baseless

An amazon MGM Studios spokesperson told Screen, "About Road house, R. The lawsuit filed today by Lance Hill is completely baseless and many of the allegations are patently false. According to the spokesperson, 'No AI has been used in place of the actors' voices in the film. We are trying to defend ourselves against these claims.


Studio instructed us not to use AI

Sources at Amazon's MGM studios said that no AI was used to recreate the actors' voices. If it had been used, it would have been done by the film's producers, not the film's studio. Sources further reported that the studio instructed producers not to use AI in the film, and advised removing the AI or non-SAG AFTRA actors from the cut of the feature.

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