NYT responds to OpenAI’s allegations of ChatGPT manipulation • The Register


The New York Occasions has fired again one other authorized salvo at OpenAI after the ChatGPT maker accused it of manipulating the chatbot to regurgitate the media group’s content material.

The pair are presently locked in a battle after the publication accused OpenAI of copyright infringement for allegedly utilizing “hundreds of thousands” of the NYT’s articles to coach massive language fashions.

In its newest submitting, a response to OpenAI’s strikes to dismiss components of the case final month, the NYT retorts that OpenAI’s protection was “extra like spin than a authorized transient,” and says that “OpenAI’s attention-grabbing declare that The Occasions ‘hacked’ its merchandise… is as irrelevant as it’s false.”

It additionally claims that the AI firm, by which Microsoft has invested closely (upwards of $10 billion), hadn’t even touched on the lead declare that the NYT’s copyright was infringed by pulling its content material to coach and function AI fashions.

“OpenAI,” the submitting says, “doesn’t transfer to dismiss the lead declare that it infringed The Occasions’s copyrights to coach and function its newest fashions.”

It provides: “OpenAI’s true grievance isn’t about how The Occasions performed its investigation, however as an alternative what that investigation uncovered: that Defendants constructed their merchandise by copying The Occasions’s content material on an unprecedented scale — a proven fact that OpenAI doesn’t, and can’t, dispute.”

The submitting continues:

The case dates again to December 2023, when the NYT first sued Microsoft and OpenAI for copyright infringement. The principle allegation within the grievance is that NYT content material had been used within the coaching of OpenAI’s fashions with out permission. Within the grievance, the NYT gave examples of content material regurgitated by ChatGPT.

In February 2024, OpenAI retorted that the NYT should have used any person to “hack” ChatGPT to make it reproduce NYT content material and denied that ChatGPT might be used to dodge the NYT paywall.

“In the actual world, folks don’t use ChatGPT or some other OpenAI product for that goal,” OpenIAI mentioned. “Nor might they. Within the atypical course, one can’t use ChatGPT to serve up Occasions articles at will.”

Microsoft weighed in in the beginning of March 2024 with a response to the NYT’s assertion that the usage of GPT-based merchandise threatened unbiased journalism. Within the submitting, Microsoft’s attorneys likened the dispute to makes an attempt by the Movement Image Affiliation to stifle the expansion of VCR expertise within the Eighties and described the NYT’s allegations as “doomsday futurology.”

On the time, Ian Crosby, lead counsel for the NYT, mentioned: “Microsoft would not dispute that it labored with OpenAI to repeat hundreds of thousands of The Occasions’s works with out its permission to construct its instruments.

“As an alternative, it oddly compares LLMs to the VCR although VCR makers by no means argued that it was mandatory to interact in large copyright infringement to construct their merchandise.”

The Register contacted OpenAI for its response to this newest submitting and can replace this text ought to the corporate reply. ®


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