The Authors Guild of America and a group of writers have filed a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI alleging violation of their copyrights. The lawsuit says the company used pirated versions of its books to train language models.

US Authors Guild sues OpenAI for copyright infringement

A group of writers in the United States filed a class-action lawsuit accusing OpenAI (the developer of ChatGPT) of violating their copyright. A statement about this was posted on the Authors Guild of America website. The plaintiffs include A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin, The Firm author John Grisham, and others.

OpenAI has previously said it used copyrighted content in its work. But, according to the authors’ guild, OpenAI used pirated versions of their books to train the GPT 3.5 and GPT 4 language models. The writers point out that ChatGPT reproduces details from the books that are not publicly available.

The guild also insists that using authors’ works to train AI could affect its profits and reputation, as ChatGPT users write stories using them and sell them on marketplaces under the authors’ own names.


Kirill Bilyk

Source: RB

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