George RR Martin is taking legal action along with several famous authors.
He game of Thrones The writer joins the Authors Guild, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Jodi Picoult and a group of other famous fiction writers in a class-action lawsuit on Wednesday (September 20) against OpenAI, alleging that AI technology is infringing on their works, via Deadline.
The authors claim that OpenAI copied their work “wholesale, without permission or consideration” and argue that the company fed their work into large language models, “algorithms designed to generate human-like text responses to user prompts and queries.” users”.
“Generative AI is a vast new field for the exploitation of content providers that Silicon Valley has long been doing. Authors should have the right to decide when their works are used to “train” AI. If they choose to participate, they should be adequately compensated,” author Jonathan Franzen said in a statement.
Read the full complaint here.
Other authors of the case include David Baldacci, Mary Bly, Sylvia Day, Elin Hilderbrand, Christina Baker Kline, Maya Shanbhag Lang, Victor LaValle, Douglas Preston, Roxana Robinson, George Saunders, Scott Turow and Rachel Vail.
The lawsuit seeks class certification, a court order prohibiting his works from being used in large language models without permission, unspecified actual damages, and, alternatively, statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringed work, via Deadline.
Terrence Hart, general counsel for the Association of American Publishers, said in a statement: “We agree that the unauthorized use of literary works by AI developers presents serious legal questions that cannot be dismissed simply by claims that the technology is ‘innovative’. Innovative for whom? At what cost? Under what rules? “We will follow the demand closely.”
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