Getty Images sues image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' for copyright infringement, this is the second legal procedure

On February 3, 2023, Getty Images, a major photo stock service, filed a lawsuit against Stability AI, an AI company that handles image generation AI `` Stable Diffusion '', in an American court. This is the second time Getty Images has taken legal action against Stability AI, after issuing a pre-sue notice in the UK in January 2023.

Getty Images sues AI art generator Stable Diffusion in the US for copyright infringement - The Verge

Getty Images filed a complaint dated February 3 in the Delaware District Court, accusing Stability AI of staggeringly infringing on Getty Images' intellectual property on a staggering scale. We have copied 12 million photos from Getty Images without our permission or compensation.'

Since image generation AI uses photographs and artworks published on the Internet as learning data, it often causes troubles with rights holders. In January, Getty Images issued a ``pre-litigation notice'' to Stability AI, which is a pre-litigation procedure in the UK, and Stability AI has also filed a class action lawsuit with Midjourney and DeviantArt.

Image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' developer Stability AI is sued by Getty Images, a stock photo site that once brought Google to settlement - GIGAZINE

Legal experts say Getty Images has a stronger position in court than the artists who have filed class-action lawsuits, but it's unpredictable in untapped legal territory.

Andres Guadamuz, a British lawyer who specializes in AI and copyright law, told The Verge, an IT news site, ``Getty Images' complaint is more technically accurate than that of the class action lawsuit. The lawsuit is likely to focus on allegations of copyright infringement, and the defendant, Stability AI, is likely to argue with fair use.I don't know which way this fight will fall.' Did.

In addition, Aaron Moss, a lawyer who specializes in copyrights and trademarks, said on Twitter, ``The complaint filed by Getty Images this time is much better than the class action lawsuit filed in January. It points out that you are entering an image protected by , and it will be interesting as a fair use battle because it has a good focus.'

The ``Getty Images vs. Stability AI lawsuit'', which is expected to advance the debate on the rights of artists and AI companies that use images without permission under the guise of fair use, is expected to take time to settle. It is

Moss told The Verge, 'The Delaware District Court's case record is pretty far in the future. It usually takes up to 6 to 9 months to make a decision.' In this case of Getty Images, it will take several years to go through various procedures until the trial.'

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