Oct 182022

We’re investigating a potential lawsuit against GitHub Copilot for violating its legal duties to open-source authors and end users:Here again we find Microsoft getting handwavy. In 2021, Nat Friedman claimed that Copilot’s “output belongs to the operator, just like with a compiler.” But this is a mischievous analogy, because Copilot lays new traps for the unwary.Microsoft characterizes the output of Copilot as a series of code “suggestions”. Microsoft “does not claim any rights” in these suggestions. But neither does Microsoft make any guarantees about the correctness, security, or extenuating intellectual-property entanglements of the code so produced. Once you accept a Copilot suggestion, all that becomes your problem. […]What entanglements might arise? Copilot users — here’s one…

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