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NYT vs. OpenAI: The Battle for AI IP Rights

  • 30 Dec 2023
  • 1 min read

The New York Times (NYT) has taken legal action against OpenAI and Microsoft, alleging the unauthorized use of its copyrighted content to train AI models, including ChatGPT.

  • This legal conflict underscores a broader debate on intellectual property (IP) rights in the era of generative AI platforms.
  • The debate is gaining traction at a time when countries around the world, including India, have archaic copyright laws that need reimagining keeping the AI wave in mind.
  • In India, creative works are regulated under the Copyright Act of 1957.
    • In the act, an "author" is someone responsible for creating computer-generated works in literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic forms.
    • However, this definition overlooks the fact that AI systems do not generate information independently.

Read more: AI-Generated Works and Copyright Ownership

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