Generate content with Copilot without worrying about infringement

AI-generated content infringement could soon be a thing of the past.

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Key notes

  • Ahead of its New Services Agreement, Microsoft announces Copilot Copyright Commitment.
  • The act will protect customers from generating infringement content and will reduce the chances of generating copyrighted content.
  • It will affect all Copilots across all Microsoft products.
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Ever since AI has gained popularity, the discussions around copyright infringement have become more and more prevalent. And for good reasons, too. If AI has access to the Internet, it means it can use it to train itself on how to generate different forms of content.

Only earlier this summer, for example, dozens of authors signed a petition asking AI companies, including Microsoft, to stop using their work as training resources, without their consent or credit.

And now, one of these companies, Microsoft, has announced that Copilot will not use any form of copyrighted work to generate content, a feature that is coming for paying customers. The new Copilot Copyright Commitment for customers, as Microsoft calls it, will make sure to protect you in case you will ever be accused of copyright infringement.

Microsoft is announcing our new Copilot Copyright Commitment. As customers ask whether they can use Microsoft’s Copilot services and the output they generate without worrying about copyright claims, we are providing a straightforward answer: yes, you can, and if you are challenged on copyright grounds, we will assume responsibility for the potential legal risks involved.


Even more, the new Copyright Commitment will impact all versions of Copilot across all Microsoft products. So, if you’re a commercial customer who pays to use Copilot, you won’t have to worry about copyright infringement anymore. Microsoft will even pay for your adverse judgments or settlements in case someone decides to sue for it.

Copilot Copyright Commitment is the right step to avoid Copyright infringement

According to Microsoft, there are 3 reasons why this new commitment was created:

  1. Microsoft believes in standing behind its customers when they use Microsoft products.
  2. The company is sensitive to the concerns of authors, and it believes that Microsoft rather than its customers should assume the responsibility to address them.copilot copyright infringement
  3. Microsoft has built important guardrails into its Copilots to help respect authors’ copyrights

To avoid copyright infringement, the new act will come to all Copilots, but it won’t be enough: you’ll still have to be careful not to push Copilot into generating infringement content. You’ll have to use content filters and other safety systems built into the product.

Otherwise, you’ll lose Microsoft’s protection in case of a lawsuit.

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