Copyright lawsuit against GitHub, Microsoft and OpenAI continues
GitHub, Microsoft and OpenAI will have to defend their usage of third-party programming code in a U.S. court. The three parties wanted to get rid of two specific allegations before the case actually starts. For example, they will still have to argue the legitimacy of Codex reproducing code that is ... Read more
Developers sue GitHub Copilot for software piracy
GitHub's Copilot has been sued for widespread software piracy in a major lawsuit. The AI tool allegedly violates the licensing rights of developers who publish their software on GitHub under open-source licenses.
According to the law firm representing the software developers, Copilot abuses the ... Read more
Google now removes personal data from search results on request
Google has released a tool that allows users to remove personal data from search engine results. It's a significant move for the company, which has traditionally resisted individual control of search results outside of widely damaging or copyright-violating cases.
However, the tool's effectivene... Read more
Splunk sues Cribl for copyright infringement
Splunk has taken its competitor Cribl to court over the illegal use of its source code and other technical secrets. With this, Cribl would like to undermine the data platform specialist's market position.
According to Splunk, former employee and current CEO of Cribl Clint Sharp took source code ... Read more
GitHub threatens to ban users uploading YouTube-dl copies
GitHub has issued a warning for users who upload copies of YouTube-dl's source code to the platform. After the platform previously removed the download program because of a DMCA takedown, many angry users uploaded duplicates of the software.
The removal of YouTube-dl from GitHub angered many use... Read more
OpenAI introduces Jukebox, an AI that generates its own music.
OpenAI introduces JukeBox, an open source AI for creating new music including lyrics and vocals.
The Jukebox AI is trained on vast datasets of music in almost every genre. The AI can create songs that in many cases are very similar to the artists it was trained on. Jukebox explores how it can im... Read more
Europe adopts controversial copyright legislation
The European Parliament has approved a new and controversial directive on copyright. The latter places the responsibility for what users post on a platform at that platform, and according to critics will thus encourage censorship.
The European Parliament has approved new rules on copyright. The new ... Read more
EU reaches agreement on the controversial upload filter and link tax
Negotiations on the controversial EU Copyright Directive have been concluded. There was a great deal of criticism of Articles 11 and 13 in particular, but they remain in the text after years of negotiations. The European Parliament will shortly be voting on the directive, which is very likely to be ... Read more
European Parliament brings ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’ a step closer
The European Parliament today voted in favour of an adaptation of online copyright. The guideline is controversial because, according to critics, it introduces an undesirable 'link load' and 'upload filter'.
The so-called Copyright Directive has been in the making for two years now and has to adapt ... Read more