Erica Lindbeck leaves Twitter after harassment over AI

Onur Demirkol
Jul 10, 2023
Updated • Jul 10, 2023

The American voice actor Erica Lindbeck, who has a long history of voice work in movies, video games, and TV shows, recently deleted her Twitter account. The choice was made following a contentious debate over a Futaba AI cover video that used her voice without her consent.

While Lindbeck's supporters stood by her, denouncing the unlawful commercialization of her voice, other people on Twitter accused her of starting a harassment campaign over what they saw as a comical video.

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Erica Lindbeck

Erica Lindbeck exits Twitter due to controversial AI argument

Lindbeck left Twitter after asking a YouTuber to remove a clip in which her character's voice was artificially reproduced without her permission. There was a flood of support from her fans in response to this unauthorized use of her voice for profit. They criticized the video producers for trying to capitalize on Lindbeck's skill without getting the required consent.

Others objected to Lindbeck's suggestion, but the YouTuber complied. They thought it was ridiculous, uploaded the video again, and yelled at the actor. Lindbeck made the decision to stop using Twitter rather than let things continue.

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Josh Keaton, who is well-known for his work in Spectacular Spider-Man, defended Lindbeck and backed her right to request the removal of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated video that uses her voice. The voice of Marvel's Spider-Man, Yuri Lowenthal, reiterated this attitude with a straightforward "Seconded" remark.


Who is Erica Lindbeck?

Erica Lindbeck is an American actress who was born in Boston, Massachusetts and reared in Greenville, North Carolina. She participated in various community theater and school productions before deciding to major in acting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.

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In movies, video games, and television shows, Erica is well known for lending her voice to a variety of characters. Some of these characters include Loona from Helluva Boss, Cassie Cage from Mortal Kombat 11, Black Cat in Spider-Man (2018 video game), Barbie from Barbie: Dolphin Magic, Barbie: Spy Squad, and Barbie: Star Light Adventure (as well as the Hello Barbie doll), and Cheelai in Dragon Ball Super: Broly and Super Hero.

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AI-Copyright Paradox

AI-Copyright paradox

There are several copyright concerns that must be resolved as artificial intelligence (AI) technology advances. Finding the rightful owner of any AI-created artwork is one of the major issues.

The usage of copyrighted materials in AI training is another copyright issue that needs to be addressed. Large datasets of text, photos, and other data are frequently used to train AI models. This information might be covered by copyright.

An AI model may be used to produce derivative works that violate the copyrights of the owners of the original material if it is trained on copyrighted data. There is no simple solution to this complex problem.


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  1. Dale said on July 11, 2023 at 12:44 am

    Erika who?cares…
    With the immergence of AI, we are ALL doomed to fault, deceit, elimination of privacy, and ultimately annihilation as a species. Farwell.

  2. bruh said on July 10, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    There is actually a discussion to be had here, shame this article was posted by a ML algorithm.

    If people can get raw samples of your voice on the internet – you’re done, that’s it, they can make something that sounds like you – that’s the end of that story.

    Here’s what I don’t get, Mrs voice actress – so you’ve got weird amalgamations that sound like you… but if you’re worth anything you shouldn’t be threatened by this. AI can sure come close but it will never really have the versatility and range of a real human voice actor with years of experience and the ability to rehease and do multiple takes.

    Besides, to the best of my knowledge, AI can’t create something new from scratch, it can only take and compile that which exists already, and with some human input it can be made to do other things, in a context that is unique or unexpected.

    To put it into music terms, you’re still the composer/arranger/original performer – you’ve got cover bands popping up that can do a pretty good imitation job, their solos don’t land as well, their vocal harmony is all over the place, they’re not good enough to innovate much, and to the non discerning, careless audience, they might sound ok. But they can only exist as long as they’ve got songs to cover – and listening to a cover band still pales in comparison to hearing the real thing.

    The Beatles never worried about other bands worldwide covering their songs, why would they be threatened by that? Similarly, if you’re threatened in this situation, then perhaps you actually believe you can be replaced, which is basically you insulting yourself.

    1. Anonymous said on July 12, 2023 at 1:49 am

      what an ignorant esp. arrogant and shortsighted view. i want to see mr bigmouth bru if others use your voice w/o consent, esp when used for things that a) dont express your opinion and/or b) humilate you in any form. youre the first to rage, mr hypocrisy. its not even about feeling threatened, and even that would be absolute legit emotion. Sounds like the typical freeloader that demands everything for himself but gets upset that moment others uses his stuff w/o asking. doublestandard much, eh? And besides its her and anyone else simple right to decide who uses voice or visuals from you. period.

      1. bruh said on July 23, 2023 at 2:19 pm

        Lol, I just saw this reply @anonymous. I know how the internet works, and stand by what I say. I am actually setting up to record commentary/gameplay/comedy with my brother, with high quality microphones and recording technology. If someone taks samples of our voices, why would I care? You’re assuming I’d feel a certain way, but I won’t.

        I can assure you my actions in the real world fully match up with my beliefs, you’re attributing things to me I never said. As a hobby, I write code in coding languages which aren’t compiled, anyone can take what I have made and re-use and edit it, even pass it off as theirs, and these are programs I’ve put hundreds of hours into. I can assure you I’m not crying when someone uses something of mine without permission. Copyright for the most part is a pervasive cancer and I strongly believe in freedom of information, even information which others want restricted or paywalled.

        Come at me bro – the insults are not gonna help you convince anyone here. The woman in the article is another classic case of not knowing how the internet works.

    2. owl said on July 11, 2023 at 12:04 am

      @bruh’s claim is “reasonable”, but the reality often shows “the opposite development”.
      Especially since the appearance of Trump, “fake and real are perverted” globally, causing confusion and dividing society.

      The actual situation of Ukraine vs. Russia, the actual situation of global warming, “the earth is not round”, “humans have not been to the moon”, “Vaccination is the act of implanting a microchip”, On the Origin of Species, etc.
      Even if it is scientifically clear and information is available in real time, more and more people are doubting the truth and believing in BS.

      It is possible that the “fake spread” of the person in question and being bothered by it can be an excessive mental burden.
      Exactly, there’s a digital paradox.

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