Outlaw Deep Fakes

Outlaw Deep Fakes

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
LAPP NAU started this petition to Governor Doug Ducey and

Deep Fakes are high-quality, AI-enabled face swaps. They are often used in porn, morphing anyone's face into that of a non-consenting celebrity or other individual. This technology has the potential to ruin peoples' lives by making an individual appear to participate in actions that they themselves did not agree to or commit - celebrity porn, revenge porn, manipulated visual evidence for crimes. An app called FakeApp was recently released which makes this technology available to anyone. 

Congress proposed a bill in 2018 entitled the Malicious Deep Fake Prohibition Act. This bill, if passed, proposes that it would be a federal felony for any individual to:

(1) create, with the intent to distribute, a deep fake with the intent that the distribution of the deep fake would facilitate criminal or tortious conduct under Federal, State, local, or Tribal law; or

(2) distribute an audiovisual record with— (A) actual knowledge that the audiovisual record is a deep fake; and (B) the intent that the distribution of the audiovisual record would facilitate criminal or tortious conduct under Federal, State, local, or Tribal law.

In the words of Orin Kerr, lawyer and writer for Reason, "This new proposed law then makes it a federal crime to either make or distribute a deepfake when the person has the intent to do the thing that is already prohibited."

The Malicious Deep Fake Prohibition Act is a round-about bill which misunderstands the uses for this technology. Deep Fakes have artistic value when used for comedic purposes or entertainment, and when those depicted are knowing and consenting. The issue arises when this technology is used for misrepresentation and slander. We propose a law specifically targeted towards the theft of faces, and identities, to place them in non-consenting, compromising positions. 

Legislation regarding the Internet can be a slippery slope, but more so than the technology, we are concerned with the harmful uses of it. We intend to take action for the sake of human rights. 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!