MacStories has written an open letter asking for AI regulation:

…a wide swath of the tech industry, including behemoths like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Meta, have joined OpenAI, Anthropic, and Perplexity, to ingest the intellectual property of publishers without their consent, and then used that property to build their own commercial products.

This letter is a great idea. We need regulation and an update to copyright law. I don’t like the repeated use of the word “theft”, though. It risks oversimplifying the gray areas in LLM training (and Google crawling).

Manton Reece @manton