Sarah Silverman’s lawyer claims to be able to provide ‘direct evidence’ that ChatGPT infringed on her work

Statements from Sarah Silverman’s legal representative

Controversy recently erupted with a provocative statement from the lawyer of famous comedian and writer Sarah Silverman. The lawyer issued a bold statement, expressing confidence that he can present “irrefutable evidence” that would prove that ChatGPT infringed on Silverman’s intellectual work.

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— K&L Gates LLP (@KLGates) December 5, 2023

Violation details

No specific details about the nature of the alleged infringement were disclosed. However, the situation suggests a possible non-consensual use of copyrighted content in the responses generated by ChatGPT.

Possible legal actions

  • Initiation of legal proceedings for infringement of intellectual property.
  • Claim for compensation if the infringement is confirmed
  • Review of ChatGPT operating protocols

Protection against online attacks

Meanwhile, the website that should present the evidence was protected against computer attacks, mentioning the use of security services. These protection measures were activated after certain actions were detected, possibly related to statements about this case.

Conflict resolution

Although details are scarce, the lawyer suggests that he is willing to talk to those responsible for ChatGPT. With the picture unclear, next steps could include approaching the site owners and presenting the aforementioned “direct evidence” that would support the conflict claims.

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Contact and safety information

The affected site suggests that administrators be contacted by email to communicate the block, recommending that specific details of the situation be included and that the identification code provided during the incident should be highlighted to facilitate problem resolution.

Precautions for the future

In response to these developments, it is recommended that security measures be strengthened both on platforms that generate AI content and on websites that host potentially sensitive information.

Both the technology community and the legal community will be attentive to new revelations about the case and the impact it could have on the use of intellectual property in the era of artificial intelligence.