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New York Times blocks OpenAI from ingesting NYT content; mulls copyright lawsuit v. OpenAI

The New York Times is considering filing a copyright lawsuit against OpenAI, according to NPR, which first reported the story on Aug. 16. OpenAI already faces two proposed class actions in copyright lawsuits. This comes amidst negotiations between the two companies that apparently reached an impasse over licensing content from NYT. OpenAI is still in negotiations with other news organization.

Meanwhile, the NYT has changed its terms of service to prohibit use of its content to train AI. And it has also changed its robot.txt page to prohibit OpenAI’s crawler from collecting materials from the NYT website, according to the Verge. The signs are ominous for OpenAI.

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