OpenAI and Microsoft are facing another AI copyright infringement lawsuit filed by author and Hollywood reporter Julian Sancton (Madhouse at the End of the Earth). The lawsuit alleges that OpenAI used thousands of non-fiction books to train its large language model (LLM), ChatGPT, in violation of the authors' intellectual property rights. Sancton argues that both companies have reaped significant profits from the widespread adoption of ChatGPT without compensating the authors whose works were used to train the AI. This lawsuit joins several others that are very similar, but Big AI's stance is clear: using copyrighted data to train generative AI systems is fair use.

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