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Microsoft, OpenAI Hit With a New Copyright Lawsuit From Non-Fiction Authors

OpenAI has been hit with another lawsuit, accusing it of using other people’s intellectual property without permission to train its generative AI technology. Only this time, the lawsuit also names Microsoft as a defendant. The complaint was filed by Julian Sancton on behalf of a group of non-fiction authors who said they were not compensated for the use of their books and academic journals in training the company’s large language model.

In their lawsuit, the authors state how they spend years “conceiving, researching, and writing their creations.” They accuse OpenAI and Microsoft of refusing to pay authors while building a business “valued into the tens of billions of dollars by taking the combined works of humanity without permission.” The companies pretend copyright laws do not exist, the complaint reads, and have “enjoyed enormous financial gain from their exploitation of copyrighted material.”

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