Voiceverse NFT caught plagiarising voice lines from AI service

Occurred: January 2022

Voice NFT start-up Voiceverse was caught appropriating third-party voice lines without permission by the founder of text-to-speech service 15.ai, and labelling it as 'Powered By Voiceverse'.

Voiceverse later apologised and pinned the blame on its marketing team. The company describes itself on its website as having been 'built with unique, next-generation AI to provide everyone a "Voice for the Metaverse"'. 

Voiceverse is the latest NFT company to have attracted unwanted publicity. Others have been dragged over the coals for theft, fraud, lax security, and environmental damage, amongst other issues.

Operator: Voiceverse

Developer: Voiceverse

Country: USA

Sector: Media/entertainment/sports/arts

Purpose: Sell voice rights

Technology: Voice synthesis; Blockchain

Issue: Copyright; Hypocrisy
Transparency: Governance; Marketing

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Type: Incident
Published: January 2022