Posted on September 20, 2023 at 11:43 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Technically, this update is about an old case and a new one.

But the one filed yesterday is an echo of so many before it that it almost doesn't feel new.

That is: Authors are, again, claiming that OpenAI infringed on their copyright by using their works to train its ChatGPT tool.

The New York Times notes that prominent novelists John Grisham, Jonathan Franzen, Elin Hilderbrand, David Baldacci, Jodi Picoult, George R.R. Martin, George Saunders, and Michael Connelly are among those joining this latest suit filed by the Authors Guild.

Meanwhile, a two-year battle over one author's fiction based on another's Facebook post has come to a conclusion.

Literary Hub updated us on what was known as the "bad art friend" case, where Dawn Dorland accused Sonya Larson of plagiarism, based on Dorland's personal account of donating a kidney to a stranger and the details from it that emerged in Larson's fiction.

A judge ruled that Larson's story "The Kindest" was protected by fair use against Dorland's accusations. 

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