The Intercept and Raw Story, Progressive News Stalwarts, Sue OpenAI

February 29, 2024

Three prominent progressive outlets sued OpenAI on Wednesday, alleging the company violated their copyright protections in an extension of the battle lines drawn between news publishers and AI companies. The court filings follow The New York Times’ landmark lawsuit filed last year against OpenAI and Microsoft over alleged copyright violations. “This is a time when non-profit news organizations are struggling to find sufficient financial support for journalism that holds companies like Microsoft and OpenAI to account. The companies alleged OpenAI removed the identifying copyrighted information when feeding their content into ChatGPT. “Rather than license that work, OpenAI taught ChatGPT to ignore journalists’ copyrights and hide its use of copyright-protected material.”News outlets have taken opposing stances to generative AI’s impact.