Key Points

  • Author Sarah Silverman and two others have filed a lawsuit against Meta and Open AI, citing copyright issues.
  • The three claim that Open AI and Meta used their works to train their Artificial intelligence programs

American comedian and author Sarah Silverman and two other authors, Richard Kadrey and Christopher Golden, have filed a lawsuit against Meta and Open Ai, claiming that the two establishments used their copyrighted works to train their AI models.

Sarah Silverman not happy with OpenAi and Meta’s insensitivity

Meta and OpenAI have been slapped with a lawsuit that claims that they willingly used copyrighted work belonging to three journalists to train their AI models without prior permission. According to the court documents, many of the books that appear in the data set that Meta once admitted to have used to train Llama are copyrighted and belong to the three authors.

Similarly, in the case against OpenAI, Sarah Silverman’s lawsuit alleges that when ChatGPT generates summaries of the plaintiff’s work, it indicates that it had training with copyrighted content.

“The summaries get some details wrong. This is expected since a large language model mixes expressive material derived from many sources. Still, the rest of the summaries are accurate…”

The plaintiffs claim that the above companies retrieved copyrighted data from “shadow libraries” like Library Genesis, Bibliotik, and others. They explain that these libraries use torrent systems to make books available in bulk while overriding all copyright protocols; thus, they are illegal, unlike open-source data sources.

“These shadow libraries have long been of interest to the AI-training community because of the large quantity of copyrighted material they host.”

The lawsuit also said they are carrying out the lawsuit and representing others whose works were used without their permission. This development comes at a time when global economic powers are introducing regulatory frameworks for artificial intelligence development and issuance for commercial purposes. 

However, the regulatory steps still need to be introduced properly as the AI industry is young and thus needs more time to be fully regulated. Keep watching Fintech Express for more updates on this and other fintech-related developments.