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New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over AI Copyright Issues 

New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft. As AI (artificial intelligence) multiplies, legal tensions arise surrounding how AI systems access and make use of data. Currently, The New York Times filed a legal action against AI giants OpenAI and Microsoft claiming copyright infringement. The real legal issue is whether millions of New York Times articles were used without permission to train AI systems like ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Copilot, potentially disrupting the New York Times copyright.

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The Times has before now contended scraping their content to tutor AI like ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Copilot coding assistant because it has caused financial harm by enabling automated content creation that competes with human journalism. Unable to reach an agreement privately, the Times called on court intervention.

The sole arguments highlight the use of copyrighted material commercially to develop AI, plus concerns over AI-generated content harming news quality and revenues. With Google favoring original reporting, low-quality AI content poses real journalistic threats.

But AI’s rise creates conflict without clear precedents. Training complex AI requires consuming a huge amount of data, yet rights remain dark regarding usage. As developers push boundaries on transformative applications, legal friction results.

This high-profile lawsuit cements AI’s circulation through society, for better or worse. How courts balance innovation versus established rights will shape entire industries. For now, the outcome remains unknown. But reasonable AI safeguards respecting IP seem essential for ethical, technological progress.

Prisca Ayim

Prisca Ayim is an Associate Editor at Jaybest Tech Review and PA to Kere O. Jonathan Okoh, the CEO of Jaybest Tech. She has been with the company from scratch. She has published dozens of articles on Jaybest Tech Review, covering articles on Alternatives, How To Guide, Software Review, websites, and Apps.

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