Microsoft is being sued for Github Copilot piracy

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Microsoft, GitHub and OpenAI have been sued by programmer and attorney Matthew Butterick for violating various policies, copyright terms and laws that could bring in damages of more than $9 billion.

The claim claims that GitHub Copilot (opens in new tab)designed to translate natural language into code violates open source license terms by being trained in machine learning using billions of lines of existing code written by human programmers.

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