Lawsuit Targets OpenAI: NY Times Claims Copyright Violations


On Wednesday, the New York Times filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft. This latest legal battle adds to the growing number of content creators claiming copyright violations within the generative AI sector.

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It claims the unauthorized use of millions of Times-owned articles to train powerful AI GPT models.

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Copyright Violations

In the Federal District Court in Manhattan, the lawsuit emphasizes that the works were used “without permission.”

While the suit does not specify a monetary demand, it contends that the companies are responsible for billions in damages.

The New York Times demands the dismantling of chatbot models and data that incorporated copyrighted content from The Times.

The Times alleges that Microsoft and OpenAI “likely used millions of Times-owned works in full to train the GPT models” and repeatedly copied copyrighted content without any compensation.