On February 21, 2018, Variety.com writer Janko Roettgers authored an amazing article related to the recent outbreak of so-called “Deepfake Videos.”
The article, entitled “Porn Producers Offer to Help Hollywood Take Down Deepfake Videos” became an instant splash and has been widely discussed on Variety.com, Twitter, and FaceBook. Premiere adult industry news source XBiz.com was also quick to comment on the story.
Adult industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein told Variety that the deepfakes phenomenon is really nothing new to those who’ve followed porn’s backend through the years, and that there’s a workaround for the legal distribution of deepfakes.
“It will be a battle,” said adult industry lawyer Corey D. Silverstein, but he argued that the battle could be won.
“Fake celebrity porn has been around since the 1990s,” he said. He noted that in the past it used to be more of an issue of photoshopped stills as opposed to doctored videos through artificial intelligence.
Read the complete Variety article.
Read the complete XBiz article.