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French competition watchdog fines Google €250M for AI copyright breaches

20/03/2024

Google has been slapped with a €250mn fine for breaching EU intellectual property rules in how it deals with media publishers, including scraping news articles to train its AI models without permission.  The regulator found Google guilty of scraping content from news websites to train its chatbot Bard — now...
Google has been slapped with a €250mn fine for breaching EU intellectual property rules in how it deals with media publishers, including news articles to train its AI models without permission.  The regulator found Google guilty of content from news websites to train its chatbot Bard — now Gemini — without notifying publishers or the authorities. Google also didn’t provide a way for publishers to opt out, blocking them from possibly negotiating fair payment for the use of their stories. The case is part of a five-year quarrel between Google and media publishers over the use of online…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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