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Lawmakers Propose Anti-Nonconsensual AI Porn Bill
Following a controversy involving AI-generated explicit images of Taylor Swift circling X [formerly known as Twitter], US lawmakers introduced the DEFIANCE Act, which allows individuals to sue for financial damages if they are depicted in non-consensual, digitally forged pornographic images.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, along with Senators Lindsey Graham, Amy Klobuchar, and Josh Hawley, are spearheading the bill.
This move is in response to the rising concern over AI-manipulated images, commonly known as deepfakes, which have been used for harassment and blackmail.
The DEFIANCE Act aims to address the legal gap in dealing with such digital forgeries. While nearly all states have laws against non-consensual explicit content, few cover simulated imagery.
The proposed legislation extends beyond AI-generated content to any sexually explicit image created using technology that appears indistinguishably real. This includes modified real pictures.
Even labeling an image as inauthentic won’t negate liability under this act.
This legislative response is part of President Joe Biden’s AI regulation agenda and follows calls from the White House for Congress to act in light of the Taylor Swift incident.
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