“. . . although ChatGPT owner OpenAI has this month given websites the ability to opt out from allowing their content to be scraped for training purposes, many publishers would prefer to work with the tech platforms to “get the value that they want”.

– Charlotte Tobin

Press Gazette looks at divergent views amongst news publishers about how their relationship with generative AI owners should evolve. The piece lists nearly 20 publishers blocking access to their sites for bots seeking training data and a parallel initiative not involving an electronic blockade.

The piece also examines the possible business downside of disassociating from the generative model makers.

The central issue is copyright competition.


News publishers divided over whether to block ChatGPT | PRESS GAZETTE | August 30 | by Charlotte Tobin