Quoted in Article on Google’s Failure to Remove Deepfake Videos of Melania & Ivanka Trump

In January a new word was added to our internet lexicon – “deepfake”.  This stemmed from a VICE story about a Reddit user named “deepfakes” using an open source artificial intelligence-based app that allowed users to create fake porn videos by swapping faces of celebrities (or anyone for that matter) onto the adult film actress/actor.…

ILC Quoted on Legal Questions Raised by AI-Generated Fake Porn

Last week, the firm was quoted in a Bustle story, entitled A Fake Porn App Lets People Put Celebrities’ Faces In Videos & Here’s Why It’s So Dangerous.  The article discussed the legal implications of a new phenomenon revealed in a recent Motherboard’s article of new applications using artificial intelligence for face-swapping celebrity faces onto porn performers’…

FTC, NV AG Sue Revenge Porn Site

  The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Nevada have filed a lawsuit against the operators of the revenge porn site MyEx.com under both the FTC Act and Nevada’s anti-revenge porn law.  This is only the second time the FTC has acted against revenge porn sites.    The Complaint is a major statement from the…

Bi-Partisan Congressional Coalition Offers ENOUGH Act to Criminalize Revenge Porn

As the problem of Cyber Exploitation or Revenge Porn has grown, state laws attempting to address the issue have multiplied.  Currently, thirty-eight (38) states and the District of Columbia have some form of law addressing the problem. In 2016, California Congresswoman Jackie Speier introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act to create a national ban on revenge…