OpenAI has introduced a Copyright Shield to cover the legal costs for users of its business-tier ChatGPT Enterprise and developer platform, defending them against potential copyright infringement claims. This initiative will provide financial support and legal assistance for users facing legal action related to copyright infringement.
The Copyright Shield, announced during OpenAI’s first developer conference, DevDay, signifies OpenAI’s commitment to its users in the ChatGPT Enterprise and API categories. However, it does not extend to users of the free and Plus ChatGPT versions.
OpenAI is aligning with technology giants such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, as well as creative content providers like Adobe and Shutterstock, in offering legal backing to users facing copyright infringement claims. This support demonstrates OpenAI’s dedication to standing by its customers, should they encounter legal challenges.
DevDay also brought forth other significant announcements. OpenAI will soon enable users to create custom ChatGPT models, which they can then offer for sale on an upcoming app store. Additionally, OpenAI unveiled ChatGPT-4 Turbo, an updated AI model, during the event.
OpenAI has been contending with a series of lawsuits alleging copyright infringement in the training of its AI models. Notable figures, including comedian and author Sarah Silverman, have initiated legal action against the company, claiming that their copyrighted works were used in ChatGPT’s training data without authorization.
As copyright-related lawsuits continue, OpenAI’s Copyright Shield serves as a commitment to supporting its users through legal challenges and strengthening its relationship with the user community.