OpenAI promises to defend business customers against copyright claims

OpenAI — bowing to peer pressure — today announced it’ll step in and defend businesses using OpenAI products if they face claims around copyright infringement as it pertains to OpenAI apps and services.
As part of a new program, Copyright Shield, OpenAI says that it’ll pay the legal costs incurred by customers — specifically customers using the “generally available” features of OpenAI’s developer platform and ChatGPT Enterprise, the business tier of its AI-powered ChatGPT chatbot — who face lawsuits over IP claims against work generated by an OpenAI tool.
The protections seemingly don’t extend to all OpenAI products, like the …