• 26/02/2024 16:52

NYT accused artificial intelligence of copyright infringement: the newspaper filed a lawsuit

 NYT обвинила искусственные интеллекты в нарушении авторских прав: газета подала в суд

Photo: NYT accused artificial intelligence of copyright infringement: the newspaper filed a lawsuit (flickr.net) Author: Vladislav Priymenko

The New York Times said that the artificial intelligences violated its copyright and filed a lawsuit.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Reuters.

On Wednesday, the American newspaper The New York Times filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft, accusing them of copyright infringement. According to The Times, these companies used millions of newspaper articles without permission to train chatbots that provide information to readers.

The newspaper's lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, accuses the companies of trying to “free ride on the NYT's enormous investment in its journalism” to create alternative means of delivering information to readers.

“There is nothing 'transformative' about using Times content without paying to create products that replace the Times and distract audiences from it,” the publication said.

OpenAI and Microsoft did not immediately respond to requests for comment. They consider the use of copyrighted works to train artificial intelligence products to be “fair use.”

Fair use is a legal doctrine that allows the use of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright owner in certain cases.

The New York Times is not seeking a specific amount of damages, but the newspaper has estimated it to be in the billions of dollars. She also demands that OpenAI and Microsoft destroy educational kits that contain the newspaper's materials.

Negotiations between the newspaper and the defendants this year to reach a “mutually beneficial agreement” failed.

We previously wrote that American entrepreneur and co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates spoke about the future of artificial intelligence.

We also reported which professions could be replaced by artificial intelligence.

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