The New York Times Updates Terms of Service to Prevent AI Scraping Its Content

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Among the early use cases of AI within newsrooms appears to be fighting AI itself.

The New York Times updated its terms of services Aug. 3 to forbid the scraping of its content to train a machine learning or AI system.

The content includes but is not limited to text, photographs, images, illustrations, designs, audio clips, video clips, “look and feel” and metadata, including the party credited as the provider of such content.

The updated TOS also prohibits website crawlers, which let pages get indexed for search results, from using content to train LLMs or AI systems.




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