OpenAI claims New York Times ‘hacked’ ChatGPT to file copyright lawsuit


OpenAI has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the New York Times’ copyright lawsuit against it, arguing that the newspaper “hacked” its ChatGPT chatbot and other artificial intelligence systems to generate misleading evidence for the case.

OpenAI said in a filing in Manhattan federal court Monday that the Times tricked the tech into reproducing its material through “misleading prompts that blatantly violate OpenAI’s terms of service.”

“The allegations in the Times’ complaint do not meet its famously rigorous journalistic standards,” OpenAI said. “The truth, which will emerge over the course of this case, is that the Times paid someone to hack OpenAI’s products.”

OpenAI did not name the “mercenary” the Times used to manipulate its systems and did not accuse the newspaper of violating anti-hacking laws.

Representatives for The New York Times and OpenAI did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the filing.

The Times sued OpenAI and its biggest backer Microsoft in December, accusing them of using millions of its articles without permission to train chatbots to provide information to users.

The Times is among several copyright owners who have sued tech companies over alleged misuse of their work in AI training, including groups of authors, visual artists and music publishers .

Tech companies said their AI systems made fair use of copyrighted material and that the lawsuits threatened the growth of a potential multibillion-dollar industry.

Courts have yet to address the key question of whether AI training qualifies as fair use under copyright law. So far, judges have rejected some infringement claims regarding the results of generative AI systems, due to a lack of evidence that AI-created content resembles copyrighted works.

The New York Times complaint cites several instances in which OpenAI and Microsoft chatbots gave users near-verbatim snippets of their articles when prompted. He accuses OpenAI and Microsoft of trying to “take advantage of the Times’ massive investment in its journalism” and create a substitute for the newspaper.

OpenAI said in its filing that it took the Times “tens of thousands of attempts to generate highly anomalous results.”

“Normally, you can’t use ChatGPT to stream Times articles at will,” OpenAI said.

OpenAI’s filing also indicates that it and other AI companies will ultimately win their cases based on the fair use issue.

“The Times cannot stop AI models from learning about the facts any more than another media outlet can stop the Times itself from re-reporting stories that it had no influence on. role in the investigation,” OpenAI said.

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