US Newspaper Publishers Sue Microsoft, OpenAI for Copyright Infringement

Eight US newspaper publishers, including New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune, file a lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI.

  • Eight US newspaper publishers, including New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune, file a lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI.
  • Allegations include unauthorized use of articles in AI products like Microsoft’s Copilot and OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
  • Publishers claim their copyrighted material is being used without permission or compensation, impacting their rights and revenue.

Eight American newspaper publishers, including the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune, have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI. They accuse the companies of using their articles without permission in AI products like Microsoft’s Copilot and OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

The publishers claim that Microsoft’s Copilot and OpenAI’s ChatGPT have been incorporating their copyrighted articles without proper authorization or compensation. Additionally, they allege that OpenAI’s GPT-2 and GPT-3 models have been trained on datasets containing text from their newspapers, allowing them to generate text that closely resembles their original works.

The lawsuit, filed in a New York federal court, also accuses Microsoft of using information from their newspapers for its Bing search index without consistently providing links to the original articles. This legal action follows a similar lawsuit brought by The New York Times against OpenAI earlier this year.