Digital counterfeits — sometimes protected.

Digital counterfeits — sometimes protected.

Fake news. You’ve heard about it. “Deep fakes” are cousins of fake news — they are modified videos, photos, or recordings that are made to look original — but aren’t. Both are counterfeits of the originals.

What if robots or bots programmed with artificial intelligence (“AI”) can eliminate all or most of fake news and deep fake content online? Even if AI could do this, federal law may still protect the existence of such counterfeit content on, say, Twitter. Meanwhile, federal law doesn’t protect counterfeit currencies or fashion knockoffs from, say, Ralph Lauren.

That’s the subject of Long & Associates principal Ryan E. Long’s talk for The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (a/k/a “Code X”). It’s a multidisciplinary lab run by Stanford Law School and the Stanford Computer Science Department. To view the talk, please click HERE.

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