Inside AI Policy

June 15, 2024

Microsoft argues burdens of New York Times’ expanded complaint in landmark copyright suit

By Rick Weber / June 5, 2024

Tech giant Microsoft argues that allowing the New York Times to dramatically expand its complaint alleging copyright infringements from the training of artificial intelligence models would overburden the company to the point of denying it a just defense, in a recent filing with a federal New York district court.

Allowing the Times to file an amended complaint that includes approximately seven million examples of duplicated copyrighted works “without any adjustment to the case schedule would severely prejudice Microsoft’s ability to...

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