What Rights Does a Model Have Over Her Own Image? + Other Artists’-Rights Questions, Answered

Have you ever wondered what your rights are as an artist? There’s no clear-cut textbook to consult—but we’re here to help. Katarina Feder, a vice president at Artists Rights Society, is answering questions of all sorts about what kind of control artists have—and don’t have—over their work. 

Do you have a query of your own? Email [email protected] and it may get answered in an upcoming article. 


A question regarding that great Emily Ratajkowski article in the Cut: She describes sitting for photographer Jonathan Leder for the magazine Darius (no pay, just exposure). Afterward, he published a series of books with outtakes and images from the shoot. According to Ratajkowski, her agent never signed a model release that would have allowed the images to be used for purposes beyond the magazine. What rights does a model have to her own image? 

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NYU’s crowdsourced questions probe extent of language model bias

In a new study, researchers at New York University (NYU) found that popular language models including Google’s BERT and ALBERT and Facebook’s RoBERTa reinforce harmful race, gender, socioeconomic, religious, age, sexual, and other stereotypes. While previous research has uncovered bias in many of the same models, this latest work suggests the biases are broader in scope than originally thought.

Pretrained language models like BERT and RoBERTa have achieved success across many natural language tasks. However, there’s evidence that these models amplify the biases present in the data sets they’re trained on, implicitly perpetuating harm with biased representations. AI researchers from MIT, Intel, and the Canadian initiative CIFAR have found high levels of bias from BERT, XLNet, OpenAI’s GPT-2, and RoBERTa. And researchers at the Allen Institute for AI claim that no current machine learning technique sufficiently protects against toxic outputs, highlighting the need for better training sets and model architectures.

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All About Biden Beauty | All Your Questions Answered

Just when you thought 2020 had no surprises left, Biden Beauty enters the chat. The latest beauty venture isn’t associated with presidential nominee Joe Biden himself, although he and Harris have reportedly given the mystery brand their seal of approval, according to Fashionista. Instead, it’s backed by a mystery figure with a political agenda.

Courtesy of Biden Beauty

And while the civically-minded wizard behind Biden Beauty is masked, its intentions are not: Beat your Face. Beat Trump. The brand is launching Biden Beat, a dual-sided beauty blender that sells for $20.20. Biden Beauty is also debuting sweatshirts, tote bags, buttons, and pins adorned with the candidate’s name and the phrase “America Is Beautiful.” More beauty products are set to drop in the coming weeks, with all proceeds benefitting the DNC and Biden/Harris campaign.

“Beauty has always been inherently political,” a spokesperson from the brand said in a statement. “From the

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Barrett’s ties to faith group draw questions about its treatment of women

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands. 

Amy Coney Barrett named President Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee



Federal appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett has not commented publicly about her own or her family’s involvement, and a People of Praise spokesman declined to say whether she and her husband are current members. 


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But Barrett, 48, grew up in New Orleans in a family deeply connected to the organization and as recently as 2017 she served as a trustee at the People of Praise-affiliated Trinity Schools Inc., according to the nonprofit organization’s tax records and

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