Microsoft and OpenAI hit with another copyright lawsuit over AI training using authors’ books


Microsoft and OpenAI face a new lawsuit filed by authors Nicholas Basbanes and Nicholas Gage, who claim the companies violated their copyrights by using their books to train AI models. The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, alleges misuse of their work to train the AI behind chatbot ChatGPT and other AI services. The authors’ lawyer described the unremunerated use of their work in a billion-dollar industry as “outrageous”. Representatives for Microsoft and OpenAI have not yet commented on the complaint. This follows similar lawsuits by authors including Sarah Silverman and George R.R. Martin, and a recent case by The New York Times against the same companies for using its journalists’ work in AI training.

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Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers.

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