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Thousands of writers are asking AI companies to respect copyright

Thousands of writers are asking AI companies to respect copyright

Thousands of writers have asked AI companies to ask for permission before incorporating copyrighted works into their technologies.

The letter to OpenAI, Meta, Microsoft and other AI companies was signed by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Jennifer Egan, Michael Chabon and Louise Erdrich, as well as authors such as Jonathan Franzen, Celeste Ng, Nora Roberts and Ron Chernow.


"Millions of copyrighted books, articles, essays and poems provide 'food' for AI systems, for which there is no invoice. You are spending billions of dollars to develop AI technology. It is only fair that you compensate us for the use of our writings, without which AI would be extremely limited,” the letter said.

The authors urged AI leaders to obtain permission for copyrighted material in AI-generating programs and to compensate writers fairly for the use of their works in AI programs