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Authors Guild Rallies Prominent Authors to Join Class Action Suit Against OpenAI

Jennifer Korn reports the following for CNN Business:

A group of famous fiction writers joined the Authors Guild in filing a class action suit against OpenAI on [Sept. 20], alleging the company’s technology is illegally using their copyrighted work.

The complaint claims that OpenAI, the company behind viral chatbot ChatGPT, is copying famous works in acts of ‘flagrant and harmful’ copyright infringement and feeding manuscripts into algorithms to help train systems on how to create more human-like text responses.

George R.R. Martin, Jodi Picoult, John Grisham and Jonathan Franzen are among the 17 prominent authors who joined the suit. … 

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