Here’s the Reason Why Game of Thrones Author & Fellow Writers Sue ChatGPT Creator
CHATGPT – Here’s the reason why “Game of Thrones” George R.R. Martin and other writers filed a lawsuit against the creator of ChatGPT.
George R.R. Martin, the author of “Game of Thrones,” and a group of other bestselling fiction writers have collectively filed a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI. They allege that OpenAI has infringed upon their copyrights to train its generative AI chatbot, ChatGPT.
Based on a report from Inquirer, the Authors Guild, which represents writers, along with prominent novelists like John Grisham and Jodi Picoult, has accused the California-based company of using their literary works “without permission” for the development of ChatGPT’s advanced language models. These models can generate human-like text responses based on simple queries.
According to the lawsuit, this constitutes “systematic theft on a massive scale.” The complaint, filed in a New York federal court on September 19, emphasizes the detrimental impact of OpenAI’s algorithms on the livelihood of fiction writers. It argues that the language models created by OpenAI allow anyone to automatically and inexpensively generate texts that would otherwise be commissioned from writers.
Additionally, ChatGPT has the capability to produce “derivative works” that mimic the writing style of these authors, further raising concerns about intellectual property infringement.
The complaint contends that, ironically, OpenAI’s willful copying of copyrighted works transforms these works into instruments of their own decline. The Authors Guild and the writers are seeking a court order to prohibit the use of copyrighted books for the development of language models unless explicit authorization is granted, along with compensation for damages.
Based on the report, OpenAI has been using a vast corpus of texts from online sources to power its chatbot, but the exact sources and writings utilized have not been specified. OpenAI has faced multiple legal challenges following the success of ChatGPT, including lawsuits from computer engineers who also sued Microsoft, OpenAI’s primary investor, and the GitHub platform.
In January, artists initiated a class-action lawsuit against three image-generating AI models—DreamUp, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion—programmed with online-found art.