Microsoft has filed for dismissal key parts of the case New York Times filed against the company and Open AI, accusing them of copyright infringement. if you remember The times sued the two companies for using her published articles to train their GPT Large Language Models (LLM) without permission and compensation. In its documentation, the company has accused The times of pushing “doomsday futurology”, claiming that AI technologies pose a threat to independent journalism. This follows OpenAI’s court filing from late February, which also sought to dismiss some important elements of the case.

like OpenAI before itblamed Microsoft The times for creating “unrealistic prompts” in an attempt to “trick the GPT-based tools” into spitting out responses matching its contents. He also compared the media organization’s lawsuit to efforts by Hollywood studios to “stop a groundbreaking new technology:” the VCR. Rather than destroying Hollywood, Microsoft explained, the VCR helped the entertainment industry thrive by opening up revenue streams. LLMs are a breakthrough in artificial intelligence, he continues, and Microsoft is collaborating with OpenAI to “help bring their extraordinary power to the public” because it “strongly believes in the ability of LLMs to improve the way people live and work “.

The company is asking the court to dismiss three claims, including one that says it is liable for end-user copyright infringement through its use of GPT-based tools, and another that claims it violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Microsoft also wants the court to dismiss the element of the case in which The times accused him of misappropriating breaking news and buying recommendations for consumers. As an example, The times claims in its lawsuit that it will lose revenue if users ask ChatGPT to investigate articles for Wirecutter, which the news company owns, because potential buyers will no longer click on referral links. But this is “mere speculation about what The times apparently fears can happen,” and did not provide a single real-world example in its complaint, Microsoft said.

“Microsoft does not dispute that it worked with OpenAI to copy millions The Times working without its permission to build its tools,” Ian Crosby, lead adviser to The timestold the publication.” Instead, he strangely compared the LLM to the VCR, even though VCR manufacturers have never claimed that it was necessary to engage in mass copyright infringement to build their products.”

OpenAI and Microsoft have faced more lawsuits related to the content used to teach the former’s LLM other than this particular one. Nonfiction and fiction writers, including Michael Chabon, George RR Martin, John Grisham, and Jodi Picoult, have accused the companies of stealing their AI training work. Recently, The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet filed separate lawsuits against the company, alleging that ChatGPT reproduced their content “verbatim or nearly verbatim” while removing proper attribution.