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Stability AI gets sued by Getty Images for scraping millions of images

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AI art has been one major controversial point in regards to the growth in technology of AI as a whole.

While some concerns stem from how legitimate such art should be considered, others take issues with how the technology works with taking images as a basis for how its model works.

Popular image site Getty Images is suing Stability AI, one such AI art frameworks, for violating copyright laws by scraping images from their site. AI art is not what the company itself has an issue with, though.

As they say, they provide “licenses to leading technology innovators for purposes related to training artificial intelligence systems in a manner that respects personal and intellectual property rights”.

However, they claim that “Stability AI did not seek any such license”, adding they believe Stability AI “chose to ignore viable licensing options and long‑standing legal protections” when pursuing commercial interests.

As stated before, AI art works by creating large scale models based off of potentially millions of already created works by people.

Therefore, it has become a concern on the legality of taking others’ works essentially without permission, as is claimed by Getty Images in this case.

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