New York Times Lawsuit: OpenAI Defends Against Allegations of AI Copyright Infringement


In a recent blog post OpenAI vehemently refutes the allegations in the New York Times lawsuit filed less than two weeks ago.

The Times accuses OpenAI of utilizing millions of its articles to train its AI models, with ChatGPT allegedly displaying paywalled content in response to user prompts.

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The blog post states that the company disagrees with the claims filed in The New York Times lawsuit. They described the four points OpenAI wanted to “clarify our business, our intent, and how we build our technology.”

  1. “We collaborate with news organizations and are creating new opportunities”
  2. “Training is fair use, but we provide an opt-out because it’s the right thing to do”
  3. ““Regurgitation” is a rare bug that we are working to drive to zero”
  4. “The New York Times is not telling the full story”

Legal Battle Background

When rumors of potential legal action by The New York Times against OpenAI surfaced in August,  the newspaper updated its terms of service. And it now expressly forbids companies from scraping their content for AI training without proper licensing.