Three authors have filed a lawsuit against Nvidia, alleging that the company used their copyrighted books without permission to train its NeMo AI platform.

Nvidia used a dataset of approximately 196,640 books, which included their own works, to train NeMo in replicating everyday written language, according to claims by Brian Keene, Abdi Nazemian, and Stewart O’Nan.

This dataset was removed in October due to copyright infringement concerns.

In the alleged class action filed on Friday night in San Francisco federal court, the authors argue that by admitting to training NeMo on this dataset, Nvidia infringed upon their copyrights.

They are seeking unspecified damages on behalf of individuals in the United States whose works were used to train NeMo over the past three years.

Among works included in the lawsuit are Keene’s “Ghost Walk,” Nazemian’s “Like a Love Story,” and O’Nan’s “Last Night at the Lobster.”

Nvidia has not yet publicly commented on the matter. And the authors’ legal representatives have yet to provide responses.

This legal action adds Nvidia to the list of companies facing challenges over generative AI technology.

The New York Times (NYT.N) also filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft (MSFT.O) in December, alleging unauthorized use of millions of its articles. The lawsuit claims that the companies utilized the articles to train chatbots aimed at delivering information to users without proper permission.

With the rise of AI, Nvidia remains a popular choice for investors because its stock price keeps rising significantly and it holds a large market value.

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