OpenAI And Microsoft Hit By Major Lawsuit After Being Accused Of Copyright Infringement By The New York Times

The New York Times has expressed zero leniency when it comes to copyright infringement and that’s why it just served tech giants OpenAI and Microsoft with lawsuits regarding the issue.

The top media outlet in the US has accused the companies of using its data without permission for the training of its AI models.

As per the lawsuit, the New York Times mentioned how both companies’ Large Language Models produced outputs that recited content from the Times. It closely summarized it and then went on to copy the style on display.

The large language models in the discussion are those that fuel the firm’s chatbots, including both ChatGPT as well as Copilot.

As reported by the New York Times, the large-scale tech giants ended up utilizing the material from many different sources without consent for the sake of training. They gave rise to some popular content that really helped to build it up and that showed how much they liked or preferred the value of such types of work.

As per the legal case, both firms must be accountable for the unlawful actions and will have to pay billions for the damages incurred as they used their content seen across so many papers.

For future prevention, the firms were warned against such acts in the future for training their AI models and at the same time should not be allowed to carry on using the material seen across their current datasets.

But it’s not just The New York Times that has called out both tech giants. Both OpenAI and Microsoft have similarly been accused of the act in the past. In the past few months, several other big names from the world of media such as BBC, Reuters, and CNN blocked the LLMs from grabbing content from websites and using it to gain its benefits without any kind of consent.

But not all media outlets are turning against the software giants. Big names in the industry like the Associated Press have actually provided both of the organizations complete access to use its news content for the upcoming two years. But this would be solely to train its AI models. Similarly, a deal was struck with some other giants of the industry like Business Insider and Politico to utilize the content online.

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