Katie Hill’s Shaming Should Spur Congress to Act on Shield Act

Yesterday, Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-CA) gave her final speech in Congress as she was forced to resign after her estranged husband and political rivals published nude photographs of her and (so far) unsubstantiated allegations that she had violated House rules by having an affair with one or more Congressional staff members.¹ Hill’s resignation and farewell…

Danielle Citron MacArthur Fellow

Congratulations to MacArthur Fellow Danielle Citron

For those who work in the field of representing cyber harassment victims, we have all looked to Professor Danielle Citron’s trailblazing work on Cyber Civil Rights and Hate Crimes in Cyberspace and launching the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and other efforts to combat cyber exploitation (revenge porn). It was with no surprise but much satisfaction that we learned that…

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’…