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Comedians sue Meta & Open AI over alleged copyright infringement

Summaries of the plaintiffs’ work produced by ChatGPT, according to the lawsuit against OpenAI, show the bot was trained on their content.

In order to prevent Meta Platforms and OpenAI from allegedly exploiting their work without their consent to train artificial intelligence language models, comedian Sarah Silverman and two authors have filed lawsuits for copyright infringement. According to the proposed class action lawsuits filed on Friday in San Francisco federal court by Silverman, Richard Kadrey, and Christopher Golden, the makers of ChatGPT, Meta, and Facebook, the parent company, are accused of using copyrighted content to teach chatbots.

On Sunday, Microsoft-backed private companies Meta and OpenAI did not immediately reply to calls for comment. The lawsuits serve as a reminder of the hazards to their legal standing that chat bot developers take when using vast amounts of copyrighted content to produce programmes that provide accurate customer quick replies.


In their so-called big language models, which their creators tout as effective tools for automating activities by mimicking human discourse, Silverman, Kadrey, and Golden claim that Meta and OpenAI illegally stole their works. The plaintiffs claim that information regarding Meta’s artificial intelligence business that was released demonstrates that their work was exploited without their consent in their case against the corporation.

In the complaint against OpenAI, the plaintiffs claim that summaries of their work produced by ChatGPT show the bot was trained on their copyrighted information. The complaint claims that notwithstanding the summaries’ errors, ChatGPT “retains knowledge of particular works in the training dataset.”

A nationwide class of copyright owners, whose works were allegedly violated, is represented by the cases, which want unspecified monetary penalties.