News/Media Alliance backs New York Times in AI copyright lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft

The News/Media Alliance has voiced support for the New York Times in its lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI, alleging that they unlawfully used millions of the Times’s copyrighted works in their products. Alliance President and CEO, Danielle Coffey, emphasized the importance of fair use and compensation for quality journalism used by AI developers. A white paper released by the Alliance in October echoed these concerns, highlighting the heavy reliance on journalistic content to train AI models. The Alliance represents over 2,200 news, magazine, and digital media organizations.

“We are at a point where the question is not whether quality journalism should be compensated, rather a question of how much.”

Danielle Coffey, Alliance President and CEO

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