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Artists are suing AI Art' Companies and DeviantArt.


Two of the biggest companies in the field of AI-generated imagery, Stability AI and Midjourney, and the portfolio site DeviantArt, have become the target of a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of artists.


Three artists, Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKer­nan, and Karla Ortiz, have brought a suit against Stability AI, DeviantArt, and Midjourney, seeking damages for the harm caused by their work and an injunction to prevent future harm.


-The lawsuit alleges direct copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement related to forgeries, violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), violation of class members’ rights of publicity, breach of contract related to the DeviantArt Terms of Service, and various violations of California’s unfair competition laws.-


As lawyer Matthew Butterick states in his post regarding the case, the three companies are being targeted by “writers, artists, programmers, and other creators” who are “concerned about AI systems being trained on vast amounts of copyrighted work with no consent, no credit, and no compensation.”Stability AI and Midjourney are the companies behind the two most popular AI-generated art platforms, while DeviantArt is also included for its own contributions to the field.


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