Jay-Z's company, Roc Nation, has taken legal action against the channel for creating deepfake videos that mimicked the rapper's voice. Jay-Z's company has taken action against a YouTube channel which created 'deepfake' videos that mimic the rapper's voice. Jay Z is not happy that ‘deepfake’ videos have been doing the rounds of him rapping to Hamlet and Billy Joel, so he’s decided to take action. Roc Nation filed takedown notices …

Jay-Z may regret his attempt to silence a synthetic version of himself on YouTube reciting the “To Be, Or Not To Be” soliloquy from Hamlet. Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation has reportedly filed takedown notices against “deepfake” videos that use artificial intelligence to make him rap Billy Joel A deepfake of JAY-Z rehearsing for Hamlet is unlikely to run afoul of current laws against soundalikes. Jay Z is not happy that ‘deepfake’ videos have been doing the rounds of him rapping to Hamlet and Billy Joel, so he’s decided to take action. Jay-Z was dumbfounded when it came to his attention that there were audio clips on YouTube that sounded like the aging rapper reciting "To be, or not to be," the opening line of a soliloquy from Shakespeare's play Hamlet. The creator used a text-to-speech model trained on the speech patterns of Jay-Z to impersonate the rapper reciting the "To Be, Or Not To Be" soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Jay-Z’s record label and management firm Roc Nation LLC has issued copyright strikes against a popular deepfake creator on YouTube for using … Jay-Z really is upset about the deepfake audio, though. The mogul's company filed "takedown notices" against two videos that were created by the channel that made it seem as if Jay-Z was rapping Billy Joel's 'We Didn’t Start the Fire' and Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy, according to a report by The Guardian on April 29. Jay-Z’s company has taken action against a YouTube channel which created ‘deepfake’ videos that mimic the rapper’s voice. Roc Nation filed takedown notices against two videos created by Vocal Synthesis that use ‘artificial intelligence to make [Jay-Z] rap Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire and Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy,’ The Guardian reported on Wednesday. Or, at least, his Roc Nation LLC entertainment agency is. Jay-Z's company, Roc Nation, has taken legal action against the channel for creating deepfake videos that mimicked the rapper's voice. The audio might have impressed the "Song Cry" rapper - if it was really was him reciting Shakespeare. Jay-Z's company has taken action against a YouTube channel which created 'deepfake' videos that mimic the rapper's voice.