Digital Voice Rights & Legal

with Rob Sciglimpaglia

You are the master of your domain! Anne and special guest co-host Rob Sciglimpaglia, aka “the VO Attorney,” talk about new technologies, synthesized and AI voices, and how the new technology affects the rights of voiceover actors. Rob is representing Bev Standing in the high-profile Tik Tok case that could help set ground rules for fair and ethical use of your voice.


In this episode, Rob gives insight on to make sure you know how to protect your business like a BOSS.

"Unless you are an employee, or you sign a contract giving away your rights, you own the copyright to your voice files produced in your studio." - Rob Sciglimpaglia

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick Concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Rob Sciglimpaglia is the author of Voiceover Legal and is a leading expert in legal issues pertaining to the voiceover industry

  2. Rob is representing Bev Standing Against Tik Tok for reportedly using her voice without permission

  3. Unless you are an employee, or you sign a contract giving away your rights, you own the copyright to your voice files if produced in your own studio

  4. You can sue for illegal use of likeness if your voice is used without permission

  5. This is a precedent-setting lawsuit and may help us establish ground rules for fair and ethical uses of our voice

  6. If the job you’re reading for has thousands of random sentences, this is likely a text to speech job

  7. An AI voice has the capability of saying words that you did not record

  8. Use of an AI voice can have a negative impact on your brand because the voice can be used to say anything, even things you don’t agree with, or that could be considered offensive

  9. You can specify in your contracts and terms of service that you retain copyright to all of your voice files

  10. You can specify that all of your data be destroyed if you decide to opt-out of future AI use of your voice

"Use of an AI voice can have a negative impact on your brand because the voice can be used to say anything, even things you don’t agree with, or that could be considered offensive." - Anne

Referenced in this Episode

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Learn more about Bev’s case
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Learn more about Rob Sciglimpaglia
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