“Legal representatives for NFL legend Tom Brady have sent a cease-and-desist letter to comedians Will Sasso and Chad Kultgen, threatening to sue them if they did not take down an AI-generated comedy special impersonating Brady.
“The hour-long special, titled “It’s Too Easy! A Simulated Hour-Long Comedy Special” had featured an AI version of Brady doing standup and telling jokes that were crass in nature.
“According to the cease-and-desist letter, Brady’s attorneys claimed that the special “blatantly violated” the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s rights and demanded that the hosts of the podcast either remove the video posted to their Patreon or face a lawsuit.
“The pair acquiesced, but not without raising objections on their podcast, pointing out that the AI-generated impersonation of Brady was clearly satirical in nature and analogous to impersonations of celebrity on sketch comedy shows.”
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