Part 1: AI Goes to Court – The Battle Over Copyright in the Age of AI


A lawsuit was officially filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on September 19, 2023. The Authors Guild is suing OpenAI in a bid to safeguard its members. The battle over copyright could potentially reshape the landscape of intellectual property rights protections in the age of generative AI.

The coalition of 17 high-profile authors and screenwriters has initiated a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI. Spearheaded by the Authors Guild, a prestigious professional organization representing published writers, this lawsuit has ignited a fierce debate in the world of AI and intellectual property.

The heart of the authors’ allegations lies in the claim that OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an advanced artificial intelligence bot, engaged in unlawful replication of their copyrighted works. 

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