Microsoft has announced a new policy that will offer extensive protections copyright for content generated by its new AI assistant, Windows Copilot.
The legal ramifications of the content resulting from using the new artificial intelligence clients are another problem to be resolved in this type of technology. A single piece of information serves to illustrate the situation: Artificial intelligence has produced more images in a year and a half than all the cameras in the world have in 150 years.
Windows Copilot, AI and Copyright
Microsoft wants to reassure customers using Windows Copilot. “As customers ask if they can use Microsoft’s Copilot services and the results they generate without worrying about copyright claims, we offer them a direct answer: yes, they can, and if they are challenged on copyright grounds From author, We will take responsibility for the potential legal risks involved«Microsoft vice president and chief legal officer Brad Smith writes in an announcement.
Specifically, the new Copilot Copyright Commitment extends Microsoft’s existing intellectual property indemnification coverage. to the results generated by your AI chatbots and AI-powered assistants. “If a third party sues a commercial customer for copyright infringement over Microsoft’s use of Windows Copilot or the output they generate, we will defend the customer and pay the amount of any adverse judgment or settlement that results from the lawsuit, provided and when the customer has used the security barriers and content filters that we have integrated into our products.”.
The policy will apply to paying customers of Microsoft products and to content generated under the company’s own content filters and internal security systems: “We are charging our commercial customers for Copilot and If its use creates legal problems, we should make this our problem and not the problem of our clients »explains Microsoft.
The new policy will be framed in a set of broader commitments around the use of AI applications and the company’s AI assurance program, aimed at helping customers responsibly use and deploy AI applications such as Copilot and Bing Chat Enterprise.