Deepfakes, Privacy, and Freedom of Speech
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deepfakes, privacy, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Inauthentic media depictions can harm a person’s privacy and reputation and pose a risk to broader society, as well. “Deepfake” technology allows the creation of a type of inauthentic media using “deep machine learning” techniques, using a computer to quickly swap or simulate faces, voices, and movements.
Professor Christa Laser argues that Notice and Takedown procedures available in copyright law can be expanded to protect persons from deepfakes. Professor Eric Goldman thinks that such a reform would inhibit the dissemination of truthful information.
Laser, Christa J. and Goldman, Eric, "Deepfakes, Privacy, and Freedom of Speech" (2021). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1214.