YouTube and UMG Set Framework for AI Use of Copyrighted Music

I originally wasn’t going to mention YouTube’s announcement of a new framework to govern use of music with AI systems, jointly developed with Universal Music Group, because the principles themselves are so vague.  But this Verge piece  clarifies the importance: basically, Google is recognizing music owners’ rights while avoiding other constraints on how it scrapes data from the web.  It’s one more skirmish in the ongoing, and critically important, battle over how use of intellectual property will be compensated.