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Forbes threatens legal action against Perplexity

June 18, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Forbes sent a letter to the CEO of AI search startup Perplexity accusing the company of stealing text and images in a “willful infringement” of Forbes’ copyright rights, reports Sarah Fischer of Axios.

Fischer reports, “The letter, dated last Thursday, demands that Perplexity remove the misleading source articles, reimburse Forbes for all advertising revenues Perplexity earned via the infringement, and provide “satisfactory evidence and written assurances” that it has removed the infringing articles.

“It also demanded that Perplexity provide ‘written representations and assurances’ confirming that it won’t use any of Forbes’ intellectual property or content to generate and publish AI chatbot articles and that it won’t infringe on Forbes copyrights in the future.

“Forbes said ‘it looks forward to a reply’ to its letter within 10 days of receipt. It threatened to reserve ‘all of its rights to take any action it deems necessary to protect its rights.'”

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