Publishers battle generative AI companies over content compensation

Publishers and newspapers, including the New York Times, Reuters, and The Washington Post, are demanding compensation from generative AI websites like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which have been using their content to train AI models, the Washington Post reports. These organizations, at least 550, have installed a blocker to prevent their content from being used and are now negotiating terms for payment and increased web traffic. OpenAI previously licensed content from the Associated Press for training data.

Other data sources, such as Reddit, are also seeking payment for their content and are considering blocking search crawlers from Google and Bing. The push for compensation comes as the generative AI market is expected to reach $1.3 trillion by 2032. At the same time, leading AI companies are facing copyright lawsuits from book authors, artists, and software coders.

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