The dangers of deepfake technology: the newest form of revenge porn? – Himsworth Scott

7 07 2019

Following on from our post in December 2018 which looked at ‘deepfake’ technology, below we consider the challenges posed by the use of such technology to create fake pornographic content and, in particular, what legal and practical recourse might be available to victims. Read the rest of this entry »





How do I access my loved one’s Apple account after their death? – Himsworth Scott

15 05 2019

What happens to our digital assets when we die is a question that has still not been finally answered. Here we provide information about developments and how you may be able to take action on social or digital media after a loved one dies.
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A closer look at the public interest defence – Jessica Lovell

3 04 2019

Section 4 of the Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”) gives defendants who have published material concerning matters of public interest a defence to an action for defamation.  The archetypal defendant in this context would usually be a professional journalist who has published a piece of investigative journalism.

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Deepfakes: all is not what it seems – Lorna Caddy

19 12 2018

This piece looks at machine learning methods being used to create a deepfake (a portmanteau of ‘deep learning’ and ‘fake’). While the advances in the technology are exciting news for the film industry, the potential for misuse is significant. Within a very short time frame, the technology allows a film to be created of an individual appearing to say and do things that she has not said and done. Read the rest of this entry »