Scholar

Deepfake

By: Gergely Gosztonyi  

There are some who think the internet is all about for searching porn. Non-consensual intimate/sexual images and videos have been a serious problem for years now. But what about sharing fake intimate/sexual images that were AI generated? Is there anything the law can do? Is it part of our personal rights or not? In the constantly growing internet using world, - according to internetworldstats.com - more than 54% of the world total population have access to it. Will it be a problem that the law should tackle that we won't be able to believe our own eyes? Could photoshopped or even worse AI generated images affect our everyday life? Will it change how our new colleagues, friends, or our own family think about us? Will it change the political debates? Could we believe a fake speech of a politician? The non-consensual sharing of intimate/sexual images (aka. 'revenge-porn') is part of several Criminal Codes in all around the world. How will be prosecute AI in this case? Are forged or altered images covered in the legislation? Are countries and politicians doing enough or do they understand at all what is at stake here? My study is looking for answers to these questions.

ALTERED, IMAGES, DEEPFAKE, AI, LEGISLATION, NON-CONSENSUAL, SHARING
Media Technologies
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Gergely Gosztonyi

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University, ELTE, Hungary
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Dr. Gergely Gosztonyi, Ph.D. (1978) - Hungarian media lawyer and researcher. Graduated in 2003 at the Faculty of Law, Eötvösö Loránd University (ELTE), he is teaching at the same place since that time. He has a Ph.D. in Media Law. Among others, one of his research fields is alternative media and non-profit broadcasting, especially the third-media-sector in the European legislation. He studies sociology and political sciences for one year in Finland and media law for a half a year in Denmark. Between 2000-2004 he was the office coordinator of the Hungarian Federation of Free Radios and between 2004-2006 he was the managing director og Civil Radio FM98, a community radio in Budapest. Since Between 2010-2017 he was the Head of the Rector's Cabinet of Eötvös Loránd University. He is a member of the European Communication research and Education Association (ECREA) and Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE). Since 2015 he is the coach of the Hungarian Team for the Oxford University's yearly Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.