OpenAI’s Legal Battles

Apr 22, 2024Global Alliance for Digital Governance

This is an excerpt from the full article published in the National Law Review. Please read it here.

We can expect content owners to continue seeking revenues generated by AIs in their content trains. Many will go the licensing route, though agreeing on how, for how long, and for how much will not be easy. Some will proceed with lawsuits, though few as high-profile as the Times’s. Others will focus on using their content to develop their own AIs. At some point, Congress may weigh in, first with hearings, then legislation, but anyone expecting a quick legislative fix will be disappointed. The legal issues arising from the success of OpenAI and its competitors show no sign of resolving soon. Lawyers will have plenty of work to do – perhaps using those same AI tools themselves.