OpenAI Offers Copyright Shield to Business Users

The company is facing multiple legal challenges, including claims of utilizing copyrighted material in its AI training data.

OpenAI Offers Copyright Shield to Business Users
OpenAI Offers Copyright Shield to Business Users

According to OpenAI, legal fees associated with copyright infringement will be covered for business-tier ChatGPT users who find themselves in hot water.

OpenAI’s trademark, the Copyright Shield, is limited to its developer platform and business-tier ChatGPT Enterprise users. OpenAI does not provide coverage for ChatGPT Plus and gratis users.

Sam Altman, chief executive officer of OpenAI, stated on November 6 at the organization’s inaugural developer conference, DevDay, “We will defend our customers and cover any legal fees incurred if you confront copyright infringement claims; this pertains to both ChatGPT Enterprise and the API.”

Microsoft, Amazon, and Google have joined OpenAI in offering legal support to users accused of copyright infringement.

Adobe and Shutterstock, which offer generative AI-powered stock images, also affirmed the identical commitment.

OpenAI also announced during DevDay that users can generate personalized ChatGPT models, which they can sell on a forthcoming app store. Additionally, the company unveiled a ChatGPT-4 Turbo AI model that has been updated.

Many lawsuits have been filed against OpenAI, alleging that the company utilized copyrighted material to train its AI models.

In July, Sarah Silverman, an author and comedian, and two others filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, alleging that the training data of ChatGPT contains their copyrighted work obtained from unauthorized online libraries.

At least two additional lawsuits were filed against OpenAI in September.

Microsoft and OpenAI were accused in a class action lawsuit of training models with stolen private information, and the Author’s Guild sued OpenAIthor’s Guild on charges of “systematic larceny” of copyrighted material.