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Author: Cristina Criddle

Date: May 10, 2021

Original Source: BBC News

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Actor sues TikTok for using her voice in viral tool

An actor is suing TikTok for using her voice in its text-to-speech function.

It converts writing into speech, which can then be played over videos uploaded to the app, often for comedic effect.

Bev Standing recorded about 10,000 sentences of audio for the state-backed Chinese Institute of Acoustics research body to use in translations, in 2018.

The legal action claims her voice can now be heard in viral videos featuring “foul and offensive language”, causing her reputation “irreparable harm”.

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