+++ Book Author Accuses Apple and the Tetris Company of Copyright Infringement over Tetris Movie
+++ Deep Dive into Sarah Silverman’s Lawsuit Against OpenAI and Meta over Copyright Infringement
+++ California Lawmakers debate new Regulations to Increase Child Saftey on Social Media
Book Author Accuses Apple and the Tetris Company of Copyright Infringement over Tetris Movie
Dan Ackerman, the author of the book “The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World” filed a federal lawsuit against Apple and the Tetris Company among others alleging copyright infringement for turning his book, which was published in 2016, into a biographical thriller that premiered in 2023.
Read the full report on reuters.com.
Read the case Ackerman v. Pink, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 1:23-cv-06952.
Deep Dive into Sarah Silverman’s Lawsuit Against OpenAI and Meta over Copyright Infringement
Sarah Silverman, the comedian best known for her stand-up routines, filed a federal lawsuit against OpenAI and Meta among others alleging copyright infringement for using the content of her book “Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee” to train and improve the large-language models (LLMs) used for ChatGPT and Meta’s LLaMA. Vulture and attorney Matthew Butterick discuss the impact of the lawsuit on secrecy around artificial intelligence algorithms stating the “lawsuits could potentially lift the veil on how these systems work.” They review defendants’ arguments building upon the landmark decision in Authors Guild v. Google Inc, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 15-849, which ruled Google’s practice to copy books and show excerpts to users was permissible as long as the generated copy was bought and paid for.
Read the full report on vulture.com.
Read the case Silverman v. OpenAI, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, No. 3:23-cv-03416
California Lawmakers debate new Regulations to Increase Child Saftey on Social Media
California legislators are striving to enhance social media safety for youth by introducing bills like SB680, which seeks to prosecute platforms for promoting harmful content related to self-harm, illegal substances, and more. Another bill, AB1394, requires social media firms to provide reporting options for child sexual abuse content. Additionally, AB2273 aims to create age-appropriate design standards. These efforts reflect concerns about mental health impacts and safety for young users, although opposition from tech groups over potential free speech implications remains.
In Other News (or things you should read)
- Richard Allen’s regulate.tech blog: How to regulate the internet without breaking it
- Benjamin Wittes, Robert Chesney, Jack Goldsmith’s lawfare: Hard national security choices
- Julie Zerbo’s the fashion law (TFL)