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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
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Monday, October 25, 2021

Laser and Goldman on Deepfakes, Privacy, and Freedom of Speech @ChristaLaser @ericgoldman

Christa Laser, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and Eric Goldman, Santa Clara School of Law, have published Deepfakes, Privacy, and Freedom of Speech at YourWitness Blog, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2021. Here is the 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 (, 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.
Download the post from SSRN at the link.

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