A group of authors have sued OpenAI, alleging that the company illegally used their works to train its AI ChatGPT chatbot, as previously reported. Reuters. In the lawsuit filed Friday, Michael Chabon, David Henry Hwang, Rachel Louise Snyder and Ayelet Waldman allege that OpenAI benefits and profits from the “unauthorized and illegal use” of their copyrighted material.
The lawsuit seeks class-action status and touts ChatGPT’s ability to summarize and analyze content written by authors, stating that this is only “possible” if OpenAI trains its GPT large language model on their works. It adds that these outputs are actually “derivative” works that infringe their copyright.
Author of various books like Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and ClayHe was one of more than 10,000 authors who signed an open letter calling on OpenAI, Meta, Google and other companies to obtain “authors’ consent, credit and fair compensation” for use in training AI models.
In addition, this most recent lawsuit asked the court to prevent OpenAI from engaging in “unlawful and unfair business practices” while paying damages related to copyright infringement and other penalties to the authors. edges OpenAI was contacted for comment but did not immediately hear back.