Anil Kapoor wins legal battle to protect personality rights from AI misuse

11:11 PM | 21 Sep, 2023
Anil Kapoor wins legal battle to protect personality rights from AI misuse
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Renowned Indian actor Anil Kapoor has emerged victorious in a groundbreaking legal battle against the unauthorized use of his persona by artificial intelligence (AI), according to a report by Variety. Kapoor's proactive legal action, filed through his lawyer Ameet Naik in the Delhi High Court, aimed to safeguard his personality rights, including his name, image, likeness, voice, and other attributes, from any form of misuse, particularly in digital media.

The lawsuit brought forward several instances of unauthorized utilization of Kapoor's attributes. After a comprehensive hearing, the court issued a landmark order recognizing his personality rights and preventing any individuals or entities from exploiting his persona without consent in any capacity. This crucial court decision extends protection to Kapoor's rights across all modes and media on a global scale.

Kapoor expressed his satisfaction with the court's decision, hailing it as a progressive move not only for himself but for other actors as well. He emphasized the critical necessity of such protection, especially in the face of advancing AI technology that can potentially manipulate an individual's image, voice, or other attributes for commercial gains.

He clarified that his legal action extends beyond his personal interests. He believes that this protection should also benefit his family in the future, ensuring they have the right to safeguard his personality and derive benefits from it. Kapoor underscored that his intention is not to stifle freedom of expression but to shield personality rights in an era of rapid technological advancements like artificial intelligence.

The legal action also extends protection to the iconic phrase "jhakaas," which Kapoor famously introduced in the 1985 film Yudh. This phrase, roughly translating to 'awesome' or 'wicked,' had been misused in various contexts.

Fresh from the Toronto Film Festival, where his film "Thank You for Coming" had a gala screening, Kapoor shared his positive experiences. He celebrated the vibrant showcase of Indian cinema at the festival and expressed gratitude for the warm reception.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Japanese Yen JPY 3.41 3.52
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 746.71
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530


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