Great to see journalists initiating change in their own organization.
- Fri Aug 25: Guardian journalist Ariel B. reports that other news media have started blocking GPTbot. The subtly note in his article: “The Guardian’s robot.txt file does not disallow GPTBot.” (Version Sept 3, 2023)
- Fri Sept 1: Guardian leadership has taken notice and blocks GPTbot – as reported here.
As I have noted earlier, data access is a major topic when it comes to achieving a healthy power balance in the information space here and here. Glad to see more and more companies take this seriously.
Personally, I currently see little incentives for companies, organization, or individuals to allow their data to be crawled by for profit.