top of page
  • tech360.tv

Nvidia Faces Lawsuit from Authors Over Unauthorised Use of Copyrighted Works

Nvidia faces lawsuit from authors over unauthorised use of copyrighted works. Authors claim their books were used without permission to train Nvidia's NeMo AI platform. Lawsuit seeks damages for individuals whose works contributed to NeMo's language models.

Nvidia, the leading provider of AI-powered chips, is facing a lawsuit filed by three authors who claim that the company used their copyrighted books without permission to train its NeMo AI platform. Brian Keene, Abdi Nazemian, and Stewart O'Nan allege that their works were included in a dataset of approximately 196,640 books that were used to train NeMo in simulating ordinary written language. However, the dataset was taken down in October due to reported copyright infringement.


In a proposed class action filed in San Francisco federal court, the authors argue that Nvidia's decision to take down the dataset is an admission of using their copyrighted material without authorisation. They are seeking unspecified damages on behalf of individuals in the United States whose works contributed to the training of NeMo's large language models over the past three years.


The lawsuit specifically mentions the inclusion of Keene's 2008 novel "Ghost Walk," Nazemian's 2019 novel "Like a Love Story," and O'Nan's 2007 novella "Last Night at the Lobster" in the dataset used by Nvidia. The authors claim that their creative works were used without proper consent or compensation.


Nvidia has declined to comment on the matter, while the lawyers representing the authors have not yet responded to requests for additional comments.


This lawsuit adds Nvidia to the list of companies facing legal action from writers and organizations like the New York Times over the use of generative AI technology. Generative AI allows for the creation of new content based on various inputs, such as text, images, and sounds. Other companies, including OpenAI and its partner Microsoft, have also been sued over similar technology, such as OpenAI's AI platform ChatGPT.


Nvidia promotes NeMo as a fast and cost-effective solution for AI adoption. However, the lawsuit raises questions about the company's practices regarding the use of copyrighted material and the potential infringement of authors' rights.


Nvidia's stock price has experienced significant growth, rising nearly 600% since the end of 2022, making it a favorite among investors. With a market value of nearly $2.2 trillion, the outcome of this lawsuit could have significant implications for the company.

 
  • Nvidia faces lawsuit from authors over unauthorised use of copyrighted works

  • Authors claim their books were used without permission to train Nvidia's NeMo AI platform

  • Lawsuit seeks damages for individuals whose works contributed to NeMo's language models


Source: REUTERS

As technology advances and has a greater impact on our lives than ever before, being informed is the only way to keep up.  Through our product reviews and news articles, we want to be able to aid our readers in doing so. All of our reviews are carefully written, offer unique insights and critiques, and provide trustworthy recommendations. Our news stories are sourced from trustworthy sources, fact-checked by our team, and presented with the help of AI to make them easier to comprehend for our readers. If you notice any errors in our product reviews or news stories, please email us at editorial@tech360.tv.  Your input will be important in ensuring that our articles are accurate for all of our readers.

bottom of page