Court Protects Anil Kapoor, Says His Personality Is Being Infringed
NEW DELHI (ANI) – The Delhi High Court on September 20 restrained 16 entities from exploiting the personality rights of Anil Kapoor. He had sued seeking protection of his name, image, voice, and personality attributes.
Kapoor said in a statement, “I had filed a suit in Delhi high court through my lawyer Ameet Naik for protection of my personality rights including my name, image, likeness, voice, and other attributes of my personality against any misuse including on digital media. The suit has various instances of misuse of my attributes.”
He added, “The court has after a detailed hearing granted an order acknowledging my personality rights and restraining all offenders from misusing my personality attributes including my name, image, likeness, voice etc. without my permission in any manner including through artificial intelligence, deep fakes, GIFs. etc.”
Anil said that his “intention is not to interfere with anyone’s freedom of expression or to penalize anyone.”
“My personality is my life’s work and I’ve worked hard to build it. With this lawsuit, I’m seeking protection of my personality rights to prevent against its misuse in any way, particularly in the current scenario with rapid changes in technology and tools like artificial intelligence that are easily misused to the detriment of the owners of such rights,” he expressed.
The actor sought a permanent injunction restraining infringement of his Publicity Personality rights against people at large and social media channels, websites, and mobile apps for using his name, voice, signature, image, or any other attribute that is exclusively identifiable with him for any commercial and/or personal gain without his consent.
Prior to Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan also sought protection of his personality rights.