A group of authors suing OpenAI for copyright infringement including Michael Chabon, Ta-Nehisi Coates and comedian Sarah Silverman have asked a California court to shut down related high-profile lawsuits brought by the New York Times, John Grisham and others in New York.
They said in a court filing on Thursday that allowing the “copycat” lawsuits — including the Times’ case and an earlier one brought by the Authors Guild on behalf of Grisham, Jonathan Franzen, George R.R. Martin and other writers — would cause “inconsistent rulings in overlapping class actions” and waste the courts’ time.
The California plaintiffs, represented by a legal team including attorney Joseph Saveri, also argued that the New York cases allow OpenAI to engage in “forum shopping” and “procedural gamesmanship.”
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