OpenAI's business practices continue to draw criticism that could have legal consequences. The SEC is investigating whether OpenAI CEO Sam Altman misled investors, according to the Wall Street Journal. The investigation follows allegations by former OpenAI board members that Altman was not "consistently candid" in his communications, which led to his brief ouster in November. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are also investigating the case and are expected to release their report soon. In addition to the New York Times, three more media companies, Raw Story, The Intercept and AlternNet, are suing OpenAI for possible copyright infringement. The US and EU are investigating OpenAI's relationship with Microsoft to determine whether Microsoft's recent investment amounts to a takeover.

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