Meta AI To Copyrighted Instagram & Facebook Posts: Zuck You, We Do As We Please
Meta Platforms (META.O) used public Facebook and Instagram posts to train parts of its new Meta AI virtual assistant, but excluded private posts shared only with family and friends in an effort to respect consumers' privacy, the company's top policy executive told Reuters in an interview. (...)
On copyrighted materials, (Meta President of Global Affairs Nick) Clegg said he was expecting a “fair amount of litigation” over the matter of “whether creative content is covered or not by existing fair use doctrine,” which permits the limited use of protected works for purposes such as commentary, research and parody.
“We think it is, but I strongly suspect that's going to play out in litigation,” Clegg said. (Via Reuters, italicized text inserted in article to provide clarity of person being quoted)
Meta probably has the legal loophole to win any court case as they can site user submission of content to their platforms as an admission of consent for Meta to use worldwide.
Discovered via: PCMag