California law firm Clarkson has filed a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI, alleging that the company massively violated copyrights and people’s privacy when it used data from the Internet to train its technology. This is reported by The Washington Post.
The lawsuit seeks to test a new legal theory that OpenAI violated the rights of millions of Internet users by exploiting their social media comments, blog entries, Wikipedia articles, and more.
According to the firm’s managing partner, Ryan Clarkson, Clarkson wants to represent “real people whose information was stolen and commercially misappropriated to create this very powerful technology.”
The lawsuit was filed in federal court for the Northern District of California. The firm already has a group of claimants and is actively seeking new ones. Clarkson hopes to get the court to impose some limits on how AI algorithms are trained and how people are compensated for using their data.
It was previously reported that OpenAI lobbied in the European Union to ease regulation in the field of artificial intelligence. It is about the EU Law on AI, which was approved by the European Parliament on June 14 and will now pass to the final stage of discussion before the final adoption in January. OpenAI lobbied for significant elements of this document in such a way as to reduce the regular burden on the company.