New York Times Initiates Lawsuit Against OpenAI and Microsoft for Alleged Copyright Infringement in Artificial Intelligence Training

NY Times sues OpenAI, Microsoft for AI infringement. Unprecedented legal battle unfolds, challenging AI's ethical boundaries and media copyrights.

Dec 27, 2023 - 09:39
Dec 27, 2023 - 09:39
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New York Times Initiates Lawsuit Against OpenAI and Microsoft for Alleged Copyright Infringement in Artificial Intelligence Training
New York Times Initiates Lawsuit Against OpenAI and Microsoft

The New York Times initiated legal proceedings against OpenAI and Microsoft on Wednesday, asserting that the two entities unlawfully utilized millions of articles from the newspaper in the training of artificial intelligence technologies.

This legal action stands as a notable case, marking The New York Times as the first major U.S. media organization to take legal recourse against OpenAI and Microsoft, the creators of ChatGPT and various other AI platforms, citing copyright violations.

According to the filed complaint in a Manhattan federal court, the contention is that the defendants are attempting to leverage The Times's substantial investment in journalism without proper authorization, employing it to develop alternative products without obtaining the necessary permissions or making appropriate payments.

While refraining from specifying a particular monetary value for damages sought, The Times contends that OpenAI and Microsoft have inflicted "billions of dollars" in harm through the unauthorized copying and use of its intellectual property.

At present, there has been no immediate response from OpenAI and Microsoft regarding the legal proceedings, leaving the unfolding legal battle in the spotlight.

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