Nina O'Sullivan, James Boyle and Isabella Piasecka have written about the rise of deepfakes – and the associated legal implications – for Practical Law.
Deepfakes, or 'synthetic media' are increasingly prevalent in both legal and illegal settings, with AI used to mine imagery, facial expressions and sound from pre-existing content. There are a raft of legal implications that can arise from both making and sharing deepfake material – from defamation and harassment to copyright infringement.
Exploring privacy and data protection, reputation protection and IP issues, the authors consider the various legal, commercial and policy solutions and some of the regulatory directions in the UK and abroad.
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