AI Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Free tracker of all lawsuits on the topic of copyright infringement due to generative artificial intelligence (AI). This tracker includes case summaries and links to all filed legal materials.

Trem­blay v. OpenAI
June 28, 2023

Authors, Paul Tremblay and Mona Awad, alleged that OpenAI trained its models on their copyrighted material and generated summaries of their materials when prompted.

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Silverman v. OpenAI
July 7, 2023

Comedian, Sarah Silverman and other authors alleged that OpenAI trained its models on their copyrighted material and generated summaries of their materials when prompted.

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Raw Story Media v. OpenAI
February 28, 2024

Raw Story Media and AlterNet Media alleged that OpenAI violated the DMCA by choosing to train ChatGPT with training datasets that included copies of their copyrighted works of journalism from which CMI had been removed.Copyright management information (CMI), defined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), is information conveyed with a copyrighted work that identifies the owner and nature of that copyright.

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New York Times v. Microsoft
December 27, 2023

The New York Times sued Microsoft and OpenAI for alleged copyright infringement, claiming that the AI tools divert Internet traffic that "would otherwise go to the Times’ web properties, depriving the company of advertising, licensing and subscription revenue, the suit said," according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Main Sequence, Ltd. v. Dudesy
January 25, 2024

The George Carlin estate has filed a lawsuit against the media company, Dudesy for an AI-generated video that was allegedly generated by a chatbot trained on Carlin’s copyrighted material.

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L. v. Alphabet
July 11, 2023

Plaintiffs accused Google of privacy law violations, breach of contract and copyright infringement for using personal data and copyrighted content to train Google’s AI products (including Bard) and outputting derivatives of those works.

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Kadrey v. Meta
July 7, 2023

Authors Richard Kadrey, Sarah Silverman, and Christopher Golden alleged that Meta trained its models on their copyrighted material.

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Intercept Media v. OpenAI
February 28, 2024

The Intercept Media alleged that OpenAI violated the DMCA by choosing to train ChatGPT with training datasets that included copies of their copyrighted works of journalism from which CMI had been removed.Copyright management information (CMI), defined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), is information conveyed with a copyrighted work that identifies the owner and nature of that copyright.

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Getty Images v. Stability AI
February 3, 2023

Getty Images accused Stability AI of infringing more than 12 million photographs, their associated captions and metadata, in building and offering Stable Diffusion and DreamStudio.

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Alter v. OpenAI
November 21, 2023

Authors Guild and over a dozen high-profile authors alleged that OpenAI trained its models on their copyrighted material.

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DOE 1 v. GitHub
November 3, 2022

Anonymous plaintiffs sued GitHub, Microsoft and OpenAI, alleging that defendants used plaintiffs' copyrighted open-source code to create Codex and Copilot and consequently, did not comply with the open-source licenses. (Codex is the OpenAI model that powers GitHub Copilot.)

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Concord Music Group v. Anthropic
October 18, 2023

Music publishers Universal Music, ABKCO and Concord sued Anthropic for allegedly using copyrighted song lyrics to train its chatbot, Claude.

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Basbanes v. Microsoft
January 5, 2024

A pair of non-fiction authors alleged that OpenAI trained its models on their copyrighted material.

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Andersen v. Stability AI
November 29, 2023

Visual artists allege that Stability AI, Midjourney and Runway AI used billions of copyrighted images and then generated derivative works of those images when prompted by its users. Besides, DeviantArt is accused of violating its terms of service and privacy policy by allowing Stability AI to train on the artworks hosted on its platform.

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