Are you using Microsoft’s AI Copilot for coding or office tasks? Good news! Microsoft has announced that it will protect you from legal issues related to copyright.
Microsoft’s AI Copilot is a handy tool that helps with coding and other tasks. However, some people worry that using AI might get them into legal trouble over copyright. To fix this, Microsoft has started a new program called the Copilot Copyright Commitment. This program promises to keep users safe from legal problems.
Copilot Copyright Commitment applies to users of GitHub Copilot and Microsoft 365 Copilot. GitHub Copilot is designed to assist with code generation, while Microsoft 365 Copilot adds an intelligent assistant to the Microsoft Office suite.
According to Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President, the company will assume legal responsibility if a third party sues a commercial user for copyright infringement resulting from the use of Microsoft Copilot. However, there’s a catch. You have to use the safety features and filters that come with the tool to get this protection.
The announcement comes at a time when copyright lawsuits against AI technologies are on the rise. Companies like Getty Images and Pearson have already initiated legal actions against AI developers for using copyrighted material. Microsoft’s new plan aims to make its users feel safer and promote responsible AI use.
This isn’t just a one-off initiative. Microsoft’s commitment is part of a broader strategy to address the ethical and legal challenges surrounding AI. The company has also been vocal about its plans to comply with upcoming regulations, such as the AI Act proposed by the European Union.