US media companies want to be compensated by AI companies

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News Media Alliance, a US advocacy group for media companies, wants US media to be compensated by companies that use their content to train AI models. Legal action is reportedly being considered.

Danielle Coffey, the executive vice president of the News Media Alliance, told the editors of The Wall Street Journal that American media companies want to be compensated by AI companies. “Our content is currently being used to create value elsewhere, despite the fact that we have made the investments. That must be compensated,” it sounds. The Wall Street Journal reports also that Robert Thomson, the chief executive of the American newspaper, said at a recent financial meeting that there should be compensation for the use of proprietary content. According to the man, negotiations with an AI company are also underway. It is not clear which company that is.

OpenAI is one of the major players in generative artificial intelligence, which also uses content from news websites. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, has stated in the past that the fair use of material that has appeared on the internet is important. OpenAI would have entered into contracts to access certain content and would also be willing to pay for very high quality data. However, it is not clear what data the man has in mind.

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