File under "You Can't Make This Stuff Up." Somehow, it actually seems like a farcical April Fools…
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April Fools' Day Four Days Late? Google Objects to OpenAI Using YouTube to Train Its Own Generator

File under "You Can't Make This Stuff Up."

Somehow, it actually seems like a farcical April Fools' Day headline, in fact.  Google, with its deep history of scraping and scanning other sources' substantive content for its own uses, now objects to OpenAI using YouTube content to train its text-to-video generator:

The use of YouTube videos to train OpenAI’s text-to-video generator would be an infraction of the platform's terms of service, YouTube Chief Executive Officer Neal Mohan said."

Optimists might hope that Google is finally recognizing and preparing to correct its wayward course, while realists and cynics will roll their eyes at what they'll label naivete.  As the old adage goes, however, "every saint has a past, every sinner has a future," so we'll maintain hope.…[more]

April 05, 2024 • 05:09 PM

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CFIF Files Comment with FCC In Opposition to Its Latest Proposed 'Net Neutrality' Rule Print E-mail
Thursday, December 14 2023

The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) today submitted the following Comment in opposition to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Proposed Rule entitled “Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet." 

CFIF argues that the proposed rule fails as a matter of objective market realities, violates the U.S. Supreme Court’s "Major Questions" Doctrine, and violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Read CFIF full comment below or here (PDF)

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