- The New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft, asserting that their AI models, like ChatGPT and Copilot, utilized millions of articles from The Times’ journalism without permission.
- The lawsuit claims that these AI models were trained using The Times’ content to develop AI-driven products without proper authorization or compensation.
- The Times seeks damages and an injunction to stop the companies from using its content, demanding the deletion of the data already used.
- The lawsuit reflects a growing trend of legal challenges against AI companies for using copyrighted material to train their AI systems, initiated by various entities like authors and music publishers.
- In response to copyright challenges related to AI-generated content, Microsoft and Google announced plans to offer legal protection to customers facing copyright infringement claims.