Getty Images Sues Stable Diffusion AI image generator for copyright infringement 

In the High Court of Justice in London, Getty Images has filed a lawsuit against Stability AI for allegedly infringing the intellectual property rights of millions of images from its platform, which Stability AI used to train its AI image generator, Stable Diffusion. According to the lawsuit, Stability AI violated several of Getty Image’s Terms of Service, such as image scraping used to train its AI image generator.

Getty Image is alleging that Stability AI has unlawfully copied and processed images from its website without obtaining a license for their commercial exploitation, including copyright in content that belongs to or is represented by Getty Images.

Previously in September, as was then reported, Getty Images banned AI-generated content on its platform, including images produced by Stable Diffusion, fearing possible (future) copyright lawsuits.