3 Count: AI Battles

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1: OpenAI Asks Court to Trim Authors’ Copyright Lawsuits

First off today, Blake Brittain at Reuters reports that Microsoft-backed OpenAI is asking a court to dismiss elements of a recent lawsuit filed against them over their alleged infringement of copyright protected works.

The lawsuit is one of two major ones filed against OpenAI, which allege that, when they trained their large language models, they used content found online without permission. Specifically, this includes books and other works by authors that were not available legally on the public internet.

OpenAI is seeking dismissal of a claim that text generated by their ChatGPT system is a derivative work of the original material. They claim that the authors have not provided enough evidence to sustain that claim and are seeking to have it dismissed. They also denied the more core allegation that the use of the content was also infringing, but they declined to ask for those issues to be dismissed at this time.

2: Persona 3 Reload Confirms the Use of Anti-Piracy Software Denuvo

Next up today, Lance Gose at CBR reports that video game maker Atlus is preparing to release a remake of the game Persona 3. However, the listing on the Steam page has many gamers upset that the game will include Denuvo anti-piracy software.

Denuvo has long been a controversial topic for gamers. The digital rights management (DRM) software aims to make pirating games more difficult. However, gamers routinely complain that the system hurts the performance of games and amounts to a punishment for those who legitimately purchased the game.

Persona 3 was first released in 2006 and, though it did well, was overshadowed by the two games that game after it, Persona 4 and Persona 5. That, in turn, has made this remake, which is due out in February, highly anticipated, even if the announcement of Denuvo has soured some on the game.

3: US Copyright Office Wants to Hear What People Think About AI and Copyright

Finally today, Emilia David at The Verge reports that the US Copyright Office (USCO) has opened a public comment period between today and October for individuals and companies to comment on AI-related copyright issues.

As published in the Federal Register, the USCO is looking to answer three questions. First, how AI models should handle copyrighted data in training. Second, Whether AI-generated material can be copyrighted without human involvement and, finally, how copyright liability should work with AI.

The USCO is also looking at some non-copyright issues with AI, including what happens when AI systems mimic voices or likenesses, as well as how AI may interact with various state and federal laws in that space. The comment period closes on October 18 and replies to those comments are due by November 15.

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