anyone out there working on variations of copyleft-ish licenses that include provisions for machine learning models trained on the content in question? (i'd personally like to have, e.g., MIT and CC-BY licenses that include a clause like "any model trained on this must also include the attribution")

@aparrish I work on copyright as my job. I highly recommend you read my blog post on GitHub Copilot I wrote some weeks ago (link below!)


@arivigo this is great, thank you! I agree that code generated from a model like Codex could be used in a way that infringes on copyright (even though OpenAI/GitHub seem to claim that it cannot). what I'm proposing is slightly different, I think, which is an explicit requirement in the license that if you train a model using my work in the data set, you must attribute me when distributing or deploying the model

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@aparrish I'd say licenses already cover that by referring to copying the source or any part of a work of yours.

OK, this isn't legal advice (IANAL and such...) but what I would suggest you to do is to explicitly add in the "training a model" reference to cover your bases. The worst it could happen, IMO, is that it'd be redundant with the general need to attribute your work by using parts of it.

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