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Three Novelists Sue Tech Giant NVIDIA for Copyright Infringement in Training AI Platform

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This lawsuit has dragged NVIDIA into the growing number of litigations surrounding generative artificial intelligence. OpenAI, the developer of the chatbot ChatGPT, and other tech companies in the United States are facing multiple lawsuits from copyright owners, including writers, visual artists, and music publishers, whose data has been used to train generative AI systems.

Copyright lawsuits stemming from generative artificial intelligence are on the rise.

Three novelists are suing the tech giant NVIDIA, alleging that the company used their copyrighted works without permission to train the NVIDIA NeMo artificial intelligence platform.

According to reports on March 11th by Latest, Brian Keene, Abdi Nazemian, and Stewart O’Nan claim that their works were part of a dataset of approximately 196,640 books, which were used to help train NeMo to simulate ordinary written language. The relevant dataset was taken down last October due to copyright infringement.

The works involved in the lawsuit include Keene’s 2008 novel “Ghost Walk,” Nazemian’s 2019 novel “Like a Love Story,” and O’Nan’s 2007 novella “Last Night at the Lobster.”

According to Latest, in a class-action lawsuit filed recently in the San Francisco federal court, the authors stated that the takedown reflects NVIDIA’s “acknowledgment” that it trained NeMo on these datasets, thus infringing on their copyrights.

NVIDIA is a powerhouse in the field of artificial intelligence chips but also deploys AI platform software. According to NVIDIA’s website, NeMo can help businesses organize custom large language models from scratch, customize pre-training models, and deploy them on a large scale. “It includes training and inference frameworks, fencing toolkits, data stewardship tools, and pre-trained models, providing a simple and economical way for enterprises to quickly adopt generative AI.”

This lawsuit has dragged NVIDIA into the growing number of litigations surrounding generative artificial intelligence. OpenAI, the developer of the chatbot ChatGPT, and other tech companies in the United States are facing multiple lawsuits from copyright owners, including writers, visual artists, and music publishers, whose data has been used to train generative artificial intelligence systems.

In December of last year, The New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, alleging that these two companies used millions of their articles without permission to train AI models. This was the first time a media organization had filed such a lawsuit.

Subsequently, news outlets The Intercept, Raw Story, and AlterNet joined The New York Times in suing OpenAI for copyright infringement in the New York federal court, accusing OpenAI of misusing articles to train its AI system behind ChatGPT. The lawsuit alleges that thousands of articles from these media outlets were used to train ChatGPT to respond to human prompts and that the chatbot “verbatim or nearly verbatim” replicated their copyrighted materials.

OpenAI countered by accusing The New York Times of conducting a “hack” against its system to produce misleading evidence proving its chatbot’s illegal replication of the newspaper’s articles. The New York Times responded, stating that they were merely using OpenAI’s products to find evidence of their theft and replication of copyrighted works from The New York Times.

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