Lawsuit says companies gave NYT content ‘particular emphasis’ and ‘seek to free-ride’ on paper’s investment in its journalism
The New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft over the use of its content to train generative artificial intelligence and large-language model systems, a move that could see the company receive billions of dollars in damages.
The copyright infringement lawsuit, filed in a Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, claims that while the companies copied information from many sources to build their systems, they give New York Times content “particular emphasis” and “seek to free-ride on the Times’s massive investment in its journalism by using it to build substitutive products without permission or payment”.
This article was amended on 28 December 2023. It mistakenly stated that Microsoft is the parent company of OpenAI. It is an investor in OpenAI.