Inside AI Policy

July 22, 2024

Plaintiffs revise complaint accusing Google of constitutional violations in copyright case

By Rick Weber / July 1, 2024

Class-action plaintiffs are accusing Google of violating the Constitution by denying the rights of copyright holders through its development of generative artificial intelligence models, in a second revised complaint filed in a landmark lawsuit.

“The Constitution and the Copyright Act recognize the critical importance of protecting the authors and creators’ exclusive rights over their works,” say plaintiffs in a June 27 amended complaint in J.L. et al. v. Google being heard by the U.S. district court for northern California....


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