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[LAST CALL] Ban on Harmful Deepfakes

Postby Blyskalia » Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:04 pm

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The General Assembly,

Recognizing the pervasive use of synthetic media for a gamut of beneficial uses such as art, entertainment, and journalism,

Aware, nevertheless, of its malicious utility due to technological advancements leading to high-quality, realistic and harmful impersonations of people known as "deepfakes",

Compelled to mitigate this misuse, in the interests of protecting freedom of speech and artistic expression, while precluding the psychological and reputational damage that may result from it,

Hereby:

  1. Defines a "deepfake" as synthetic media where content is digitally created, manipulated, or altered to falsely reflect individuals in action or speech, blurring reality and artificiality,
  2. Further Defines a "harmful deepfake" as any deepfake which:
    1. intentionally inflicts harm (including direct or indirect physical injury, psychological distress, financial loss, damage to personal or professional reputation, invasion of privacy, and detriment to social and cultural norms and values) upon the individual(s) depicted in the process of its being created or disseminated,
    2. has been created or disseminated without the explicit, informed, voluntary and clear consent of the individual(s) depicted, and
    3. is neither a clearly-labelled work of satire, parody or commentary; nor has been created solely for the proper delivery of professional training, forensic investigation, therapeutic sessions, or educational campaigns,
  3. Clarifies that this resolution in no way regulates the creation or dissemination of deepfakes which do not meet all three of the criteria that must be met of harmful deepfakes,
  4. Mandates that all member states outlaw the creation and dissemination of harmful deepfakes in both their civil and criminal law,
  5. Strongly Encourages each member state to provide adequate legal recourse for victims of harmful deepfakes, including by means of damages, restraining orders, legal support services, and mitigating costs for relevant legal action,
  6. Requires digital media host platforms located within member states to take every action within their power to prevent the dissemination of harmful deepfakes via their platform, including by providing user-friendly tools to report harmful deepfake and delivering widely-accessible and regularly-updated information about harmful deepfakes.



The General Assembly,

Recognizing the pervasive use of synthetic media for a gamut of beneficial uses such as art, entertainment, journalism, and aware of its malicious utility due to technological advancements leading to "deepfakes", high-quality, realistic impersonations of people used in harmful ways,

Compelled to mitigate this misuse preserving freedom of speech and artistic expression, as well as safeguarding the psychological and reputational damage caused by the misuse of synthetic media,

Hereby enacts the following:

  1. Defines "deepfake" as synthetic media where content is digitally created, manipulated, or altered to falsely reflect individuals in action or speech, blurring reality and artificiality, and "harmful deepfake" as one that intentionally inflicts harm, be it physical, psychological, financial, or reputational, and is disseminated without explicit consent of the depicted individual(s),
  2. Defines "harm" as any direct or indirect physical injury, psychological distress, financial loss, damage to personal or professional reputation, invasion of privacy, or detriment to social and cultural norms and values, resulting from the creation, manipulation, dissemination, or exposure to synthetic media,
  3. Outlines "consent" as an informed, pressure-free and clear agreement from the individual(s) represented in the content for their likeness to be used or manipulated for specific contexts,
  4. Mandates criminalization and civil penalties for creation or dissemination of harmful deepfakes, and urging member states to provide adequate legal recourse for victims including damages, restraining orders and legal support services,
  5. Urges member states to facilitate affordable and complete legal action against creators or disseminators of harmful deepfakes, by mitigating costs and mandating platforms to assist such victims,
  6. Allows the use of harmful deepfakes with the criteria, that it is purposed for professional training, forensic investigation, therapeutic sessions, educational campaign or research under ethical guidelines ensuring full informed consent of depicted individuals,
  7. Clarifies that this resolution does not apply to content created or shared for the purposes of satire, parody, or political commentary, provided that such content is clearly labeled or distinguishable by reasonable persons as not representing actual events or statements,
  8. Solicits member states collaboration with digital platforms in raising public awareness, sharing potential threats, creating and implementing tech solutions to recognize and prohibit distribution of harmful deepfakes,
  9. Requires digital media host platforms to detect and moderate harmful deepfakes, restrict dissemination of such deepfakes unless depicted individual(s) give explicit consent,
  10. Mandates these platforms provide user-friendly tools to report potentially harmful deepfakes, identify necessary measures and provide widely accessible, updated information about harmful deepfakes and report mechanisms regularly.

This draft was written without the use of AI tools.
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Postby The Overmind » Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:13 pm

Blyskalia wrote:This draft was written without the use of AI tools.


Note: AI detectors corroborate this claim.
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Postby Tigrisia » Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:33 am

Though we have a penchant for long resolutions, we would like to note that due to WA regulations concerning resolutions, they can only have a length of 5000 Characters. We also had to learn this the hard way (see here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=545485)

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Postby Blyskalia » Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:41 am

Tigrisia wrote:Though we have a penchant for long resolutions, we would like to note that due to WA regulations concerning resolutions, they can only have a length of 5000 Characters. We also had to learn this the hard way (see here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=545485)

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We are thankful for the delegation's feedback on this matter and have seen to it that our delegation has drastically redrafted the resolution to abide by these regulations.
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Postby Wallenburg » Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:20 am

I worry this would have a chilling effect on small-scale parody and political expression, especially as publishers will almost universally elect to just ban the entire business with the liabilities this exposes them to if they aren't absolutely sure that each and every instance they publish is legally unassailable.
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Postby Blyskalia » Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:17 am

Wallenburg wrote:I worry this would have a chilling effect on small-scale parody and political expression, especially as publishers will almost universally elect to just ban the entire business with the liabilities this exposes them to if they aren't absolutely sure that each and every instance they publish is legally unassailable.

Do you think this could adequately be addressed by a single clause on particular exceptions for such things like you mentioned: parody, political expression, protected speech, etc.?
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Postby Haganham » Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:21 am

Why is traditionally produced slander excluded from the ban?
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Postby Stratonesia » Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:24 am

The Government of Stratonesia fully supports this resolution.
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Postby Midlona » Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:06 pm

Midlona believes that its existing laws on defamation, right-of-publicity, and likeness misappropriation provide victims of harmful deep-fakes with sufficient causes of action to seek equitable or legal relief, or both, in courts.

Midlona would support a resolution establishing increased penalties for offenders to account for the increased risk of deception posed by deep-fakes.

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Postby Blyskalia » Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:06 am

Seeking any more feedback :)
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Postby Stratonesia » Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:27 am

Midlona wrote:Midlona believes that its existing laws on defamation, right-of-publicity, and likeness misappropriation provide victims of harmful deep-fakes with sufficient causes of action to seek equitable or legal relief, or both, in courts.

Midlona would support a resolution establishing increased penalties for offenders to account for the increased risk of deception posed by deep-fakes.

Deepfake technology could be acquired by dissidents of Stratonesia, who might exploit these tools to undermine the State and defame its leaders.
By all means, it is imperative to regulate deepfake services, specifically those enabling the creation of convincing videos of government officials to manipulate public opinion.
Merely imposing fines and lawsuits is insufficient; should deepfake services be accessible to the public, we possess the authority to incarcerate those who misuse this technology.
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Postby Tigrisia » Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:47 am

Blyskalia wrote:[*]Vehemently Suggests these platforms provide user-friendly tools to report potentially harmful deepfakes, identify necessary measures and provide widely accessible, updated information about harmful deepfakes and report mechanisms regularly.


Why only vehemently suggesting instead of Mandating?

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Postby Blyskalia » Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:53 am

Tigrisia wrote:
Blyskalia wrote:[*]Vehemently Suggests these platforms provide user-friendly tools to report potentially harmful deepfakes, identify necessary measures and provide widely accessible, updated information about harmful deepfakes and report mechanisms regularly.


Why only vehemently suggesting instead of Mandating?

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Until such a time where there is strong feedback in the opposite direction, the edit you have suggested has been made. That is a good point. The Blyskalian delegation thanks you.
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Postby Simone Republic » Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:55 am

The laws of deepfakes are moving too fast. A few months ago we were talking about ChatGPT, then it's pictures, now it's videos.
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Postby Blyskalia » Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:32 am

Simone Republic wrote:The laws of deepfakes are moving too fast. A few months ago we were talking about ChatGPT, then it's pictures, now it's videos.

The idea that video deepfakes are a new issue or are moving too fast is a large-scale misconception. The technology behind deepfakes has been growing for years, not just a few months. This isn't a sudden surprise; we've known it was coming for a long time. This resolution isn't just being thrown together in response; it's carefully addressing a global problem that has been predictably and steadily growing.

Also, comparing ChatGPT, a text-based AI, to deepfakes is a key misconception of AI and deepfake technology. ChatGPT works with text based on prompts. It's an LLM. It doesn't make deepfakes. Deepfake development is a separate and distinct branch of ML.

The focus on video deepfakes now is a smart move. Videos are the most common form of deepfake, they always have been, and videos can be really misleading and can seriously harm people. This resolution is targeting the most harmful type of deepfake.

The idea that making laws about AI is pointless because AI is developing fast is a negative and dangerously naive view. Laws are meant to change and adapt to guide society in the right direction. Saying we should stop making laws because technology is evolving is like saying we should stop medical research because diseases evolve.
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    HYDRA Command & The Invaders: April 2016 until late 2017
    Various Bumping Around & The Black Hawks: 2017 until mid-2018
    Main Hiatus: mid-2018 until late 2020
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Postby Blyskalia » Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:06 am

Wallenburg wrote:I worry this would have a chilling effect on small-scale parody and political expression, especially as publishers will almost universally elect to just ban the entire business with the liabilities this exposes them to if they aren't absolutely sure that each and every instance they publish is legally unassailable.

Added a clause protecting the expression you mentioned as at risk, hoping that this balances the resolution and considers the unique circumstances of small-scale parody and political expression.
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    HYDRA Command & The Invaders: April 2016 until late 2017
    Various Bumping Around & The Black Hawks: 2017 until mid-2018
    Main Hiatus: mid-2018 until late 2020
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Postby Mixton » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:47 am

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Postby Saint Asperes » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:53 am

I like your draft chap you have explained everything from top to bottom,I do believe you are missing something but I can't lay my finger on it.
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Postby Fat Man Country » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:55 am

i agree with this

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I think this is perfect!
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Postby Ble Unia » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:59 am

What do you mean “detriment to social or cultural norms” defining harm as vaguely harmful to “social or cultural norms” could be very dangerous.

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Postby Tinhampton » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:00 am

The recent surge in comments is because of the following tag:wa telegram (not marked as a campaign) that Blyskalia sent at 13:51:06 GMT today:
Hey friend,

I'm reaching out personally to talk about a cause that's really important to me and, I believe, could greatly benefit from your input: our draft for a Ban on Harmful Deepfakes.

Imagine living in a time where trusting what we see becomes a thing of the past. The issue of synthetic media and "deepfakes" is not looming in the distant future; it's here, presenting a clear and present danger to our collective grasp on truth. This situation isn't about distant outcomes anymore; it's a pressing need for action, and it calls for the attention and wisdom of leaders like yourself.

The Impact on You and Me

With every leap in digital tech, we gain amazing new ways to create and share. But, these advances also bring about serious challenges that can erode trust, tarnish reputations, and compromise privacy. The critical question now is not if this will affect us, but when.

A Conversation Between You and Me

This isn't a time for us to be bystanders. The proposal I've been working on aims to tackle the misuse of deepfakes head-on. But genuine, lasting change can only happen with the collective effort and keen insight of passionate members of the World Assembly—like yourself.

Getting involved gives you a powerful opportunity not just to shape policy, but to stand as a leader in crafting the future of digital ethics. By adding your voice to this significant conversation, you do so much more than protect digital identities; you establish yourself as a respected leader and thoughtful influencer within our global family.

I'm Counting on You

Your feedback, critiques, and endorsement are truly important to me. Drop by the forum when you can, take a good look at the draft, and share your thoughts. This is your chance to be at the forefront of a decisive moment.

- Take a Look at the Proposal: Click Here
- Share Your Insight: Join the Discussion

Together, we have the power to guide technology towards enhancing our lives rather than misleading us. Your participation in this crucial dialogue doesn't just help shape our shared future—it also marks your commitment to upholding the values of truth and integrity.

Warmest regards,
Your Friend in Blyskalia

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Postby Rotvania » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:04 am

The whole idea of deepfakes feels illegal. You could pull up any AI image generator out there, and create any kind of video or image of anybody doing anything, WITHOUT the subject's permission. I'd say Danno Cal Drawings does a really great video talking about the dangers of AI videos and how they could damage the world for good.

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