Inside AI Policy

July 22, 2024

Court rejects plaintiffs’ copyright complaints against GitHub AI-powered tools

By Rick Weber / July 9, 2024

A federal district court has rejected allegations by class-action plaintiffs that GitHub’s artificial intelligence-powered tools for managing and sharing code violated copyright protections, while allowing claims of a breach of open-source licensing to proceed.

The court has “dismissed Plaintiffs’ claim under Section 1202(b) of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (‘DMCA’), reasoning that Plaintiffs failed to meet Section 1202(b)’s identicality requirement,” says a June 24 order by the U.S. district court for northern California in J. Doe et al. v....

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