Deepfakes, Privacy, and Freedom of Speech

YourWitness Blog, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2021

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper

5 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2021

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Christa Laser

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: June 18, 2021

Abstract

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.

In a blog post on the YourWitness Blog (yourwitness.csulaw.org), 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.

Suggested Citation

Laser, Christa and Goldman, Eric, Deepfakes, Privacy, and Freedom of Speech (June 18, 2021). YourWitness Blog, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2021, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3869850 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3869850

Christa Laser (Contact Author)

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Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

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Santa Clara, CA 95053
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HOME PAGE: http://www.ericgoldman.org

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