James Patterson, Margaret Atwood among thousands of writers urging AI companies to honor copyrights

James Patterson, Suzanne Collins and Margaret Atwood are among thousands of writers endorsing an open letter from the Authors Guild urging AI companies to obtain permission before incorporating copyrighted work into their technologies Continue reading at 'ABC News'

[ ABC News | 2023-07-18 20:54:45 UTC ]
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Why AI, revenue diversification and ad spend are the defining 2024 trends for media companies

Will Barker, manager, strategic customer success, BlueConic The media and publishing industry is constantly evolving. With this, it’s often difficult to keep up with the latest trends, especially with fast-evolving technologies emerging all the time and ripple effects remaining from the global... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2023-12-05 15:08:37 UTC ]
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How advertisers can deal with generative AI’s copyright conundrum

To what extent copyright law applies to generative AI tools is a legal gray area -- and cause for concern among companies using these tools for commercial purposes. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2023-11-20 05:01:00 UTC ]
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IAC and News Corp call out generative AI companies for scraping their content without compensation

During News Corp’s and IAC’s latest earnings calls, the publishers reiterated their anger toward generative AI companies scraping their content without permission or payment — and what they think the next steps will be. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2023-11-17 05:01:00 UTC ]
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Judge Will Toss Part of Authors’ AI Copyright Lawsuit

A federal judge said he will dismiss part of a lawsuit filed by a group of authors including comedian Sarah Silverman that claims Meta’s Llama AI application infringes their copyrights. However, a core claim of the suit—that Meta’s use of unauthorized copies to train its AI model is... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge orders trial for copyright case between Thomson Reuters Westlaw, AI rival

Thomson Reuters has accused Ross Intelligence of improperly copying data from its Westlaw legal-research division to train an AI-powered competitor. A jury will decide the case, a judge ruled this week. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2023-09-26 12:13:41 UTC ]
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Generative AI vs. Copyright

Publishing attorney Lloyd J. Jassin examines what artificial intelligence will mean for the publishing industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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More Authors, Including Michael Chabon, Sue AI Developers Over Copyright

The claims in the new suits are nearly identical to claims in two previous author class actions filed over the summer by writers, alleging the companies used unauthorized copies of their books to train their AI models. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Mushroom pickers urged to avoid foraging books on Amazon that appear to be written by AI

Sample of books scored 100% on AI detection test as experts warn they contain dangerous adviceAmateur mushroom pickers have been urged to avoid foraging books sold on Amazon that appear to have been written by artificial intelligence chatbots.Amazon has become a marketplace for AI-produced tomes... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-09-01 16:32:27 UTC ]
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US Copyright Office opens public comments on AI and content ownership

The US Copyright Office (USCO) wants your thoughts on generative AI and who can theoretically be declared to own its outputs. The technology has increasingly commanded the legal system’s attention, and as such office began seeking public comments on Wednesday about some of AI’s thorniest issues... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-08-31 17:02:25 UTC ]
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Judge rules that AI-generated art isn't copyrightable, since it lacks human authorship

A federal judge has agreed with US government officials that a piece of artificial intelligence-generated art isn't eligible for copyright protection in the country since there was no human authorship involved. "Copyright has never stretched so far [...] as to protect works generated by new... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-08-21 15:00:33 UTC ]
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News Corp profits dive 75% as Rupert Murdoch-owned company hints at AI future

Poor result weighed down by lower print and digital advertising at News Corp Australia, a division that includes flagship newspaper The AustralianRupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has recorded a steep 75% drop in full-year profit but sees opportunities ahead as it expands the use of cost-saving... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-08-11 00:14:07 UTC ]
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Google says AI systems should be able to mine publishers’ work unless companies opt out

The tech company’s latest proposal about generative AI turns copyright law on its head, and could especially hurt smaller content creators, say expertsFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastPublishers should... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-08-08 23:00:40 UTC ]
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Writers' Guild of Great Britain Publishes Report on AI

Sixty-five percent of those responding to a survey conducted by the U.K. union that represents writers in such professions as books, film, and said that they believed that the increased use of AI will reduce their income from writing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hinton Publishing Honors an Unsung Writer and Boosts New Creators

Seattle’s new indie publisher, Hinton Publishing, is a partnership between 'South Seattle Emerald' founder Marcus Harrison Green and Vertvolta Press publisher Vladimir Verano. Its mission is to amplify the voices of BIPOC, LGBTQ, disabled, and low-income authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Google and Facebook urged by EU to label AI-generated content

Call comes amid moves to combat disinformation from Russia, while Twitter is warned to comply with new digital content lawsSocial media companies including Google and Facebook have been urged by the EU to “immediately” start labelling content and images generated by artificial intelligence as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-06-05 13:06:04 UTC ]
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James Patterson Sells His 100 Millionth Book

In April, Patterson became the first author to sell more than 100 million copies across all print formats since BookScan first started recording unit sales of print books in 2004. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Top Mystery Writers Honored at the 77th Edgar Awards

Stirring speeches by Michael Connelly and Crime Writers of Color cofounder Kellye Garrett were a highlight of this year's Edgar Awards, where 'Notes on an Execution' by Danya Kukafka was named best novel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Google calls for relaxing of Australia’s copyright laws so AI can mine websites for information

Tech company argues government should support artificial intelligence development while artists seek protectionsFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastGoogle and other tech giants have called on the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-04-19 04:40:32 UTC ]
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James Patterson has questions about the provenance of the NYT bestseller list.

Bestseller juggernaut James Patterson has sold over 425 million copies of his books, per Fox Business, but his latest, Walk the Blue Line: No right, no left―just cops telling their true stories to James Patterson, has broken with tradition. The title, he says, is conspicuously absent from the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-04-03 13:46:35 UTC ]
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AI-generated images from text can't be copyrighted, US government rules

Any images that are produced by giving a text prompt to current generative AI models, such as Midjourney or Stable Diffusion, cannot be copyrighted in the US. That's according to the US Copyright Office (USCO), which has equated such prompts to a buyer giving directions to a commissioned artist.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-03-16 17:42:43 UTC ]
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