Microsoft has moved to offer legal cover to customers of its Copilot AI assistant if they are ever hit with copyright claims
Microsoft's Copilot AI assistant is to be covered by an indemnity guarantee from the tech company which will see customers protected from "IP infringement claims arising from the customer's use and distribution of the output content generated by Microsoft’s Copilot services".
The announcement comes as a degree of unease develops among early enterprise adopters of generative AI regarding their potential exposure to copyright claims based on the training data used by generative AI systems.
With such a "Copyright Commitment" from Microsoft, users of Copilot can be assured that MS is confident that no - or few - such claims will arise.
The three commitments made by Microsoft will see the business cover the following from the start of October:
Does the move herald a general trend in which generative AI products are obliged to offer some legal protection for clients, or at least explicitly say if no cover exists (and not buried away in T&Cs on page 342)?