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Non-consensual deepfake porn now banned, creators can be sued $150,000

If you catch yourself in a deepfake porn video you can now sue the creator for up to $150,000

By: Jak Connor from Oct 8, 2019 @ 1:02 CDT

California has passed a new law that will see the banning of creating and distributing deepfake pornography videos of persons who have not consented to the video being made.

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According to a study, 96% of deepfake videos found online come under the pornographic category and with more and more deepfake pornographic videos being released, California has decided to put in place some new laws to protect people. This new law will see statutory damages ranging between $1,500 and $30,000, and if malice is demonstrated throughout the video creation, damages can rise to $150,000.

With laws now in place, apps such as Fake App which allowed users to create their own deepfake porn video and post it onto Twitter, Facebook and Reddit will be stopped in their tracks. Fake App was so simple to use that fake porn videos of high profile people such as Daisy Ridley, Gal Gadot, Emma Watson, Jessica Alba circled the internet. Back in July, the House of Representatives considered federal measures to ban the distribution of deepfake videos to protect the legitimacy of the upcoming election.

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