(2024/01/15 出刊)

  The New York Times filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft on December 27th, accusing their artificial intelligence of infringing upon the newspaper’s intellectual property. The lawsuit marks the first time that a major American media outlet has sued the companies behind chatbots. This underscores copyright issues in the age of AI.
  The complaint said that OpenAI and Microsoft are using The Times’s millions of articles to train ChatGPT and Bing without permission or payment. The lawsuit claimed the companies “seek to freeride on the Times’s massive investment in its journalism,” effectively threatening its livelihood. The Times said it had approached Microsoft and OpenAI to express worries about the use of its intellectual property but that those conversations had not succeeded.
  The newspaper is seeking unspecified damages potentially in billions. It also demands the end of the AI models trained with its materials. The legal action highlights the critical question of seeking balance between AI innovation and copyright laws.

 《紐約時報》12月27 日對OpenAI 和微軟提起訴訟,指控它們的人工智慧侵犯了紐時的智慧財產權。這起訴訟是美國主流媒體首次對聊天機器人的母公司採取法律行動。此舉凸顯了AI 時代的智慧財產權問題。
 訴狀指出,OpenAI 和微軟未經許可且沒有付費,逕行使用《紐約時報》的數百萬篇文章訓練ChatGPT與Bing。這兩家公司「試圖搭乘免費順風車,利用《紐約時報》在新聞業的巨額投資」,確實威脅到紐時的生計。《紐約時報》表示,他們曾與微軟和OpenAI接洽,表達智慧財產權被侵權的擔憂,但協商沒有達成共識。
 《紐約時報》尋求高達數十億美元的損害賠償。此外,也要求兩家公司停止使用其報刊的文章訓練AI 模型。此法律行動彰顯出,在AI創新與著作權法之間找平衡點,實非易事。