APIs for content sites must be free

Makes total sense to me, if the authors of the content are not compensated for their efforts then at the very least the authors themselves should have free access to the content and interactions they generate as a result.

Nelson lost me here though:

I also think it is the greater good to let AIs train for free.

This is the one part that should be up to the service to decide how available it is for training AI. Sure, ChatGPT and others wouldn't be as impressive without all the data they've trained on but that doesn't mean they were entitled to that training data and certainly not for free... but then any costs should trickle down to the content providers, not just the platform hosting the data which makes it messy. For most, it should be an in or out policy.

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