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New York Times filed a lawsuit against Open AI and Microsoft for copyright infringement

The newspaper has joined other publishers in the fight against the unauthorized use of their work, aiming to prevent Open AI from using copyrighted material.

New York Times sues Open AI and Microsoft over copyright infringement for using its stories to train their chatbots. According to the Lawsuit, millions of articles from the New York Times were being used to train the chatbots. They have indicated that the copyright of the papers could be worth billions.

The newspaper has joined other publishers in the fight against the unauthorized use of their work, aiming to prevent Open AI from using copyrighted material.

A statement from the Times claims that open AI and Microsoft are enhancing their technologies through “unlawful use of The Times’s work to create artificial intelligence products that compete with it” and “threatens The Times’s ability to provide that service.”

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An OpenAI spokeswoman, Lindsey Held, said, “We respect the rights of content creators and owners and are committed to working with them to ensure they benefit from A.I. technology and new revenue models. We’re hopeful that we will find a mutually beneficial way to work together, as we are doing with many other publishers.”

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Some reports have suggested that Open AI has been receiving copyright claims in a large number. Many writers and publishers have sued the company over copyright infringement. Comedian Sarah Silverman also claimed that her book was used to train the AI models without their permission.

Earlier in June, more than 4,000 writers signed a letter to the CEO of Open Ai, Meta, Google, and Microsoft for the unlawful usage of their language, style and ideas to develop their chatbots.

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