Many accounts have used artificial intelligence (AI) to create pornographic deepfake images of artists. Talking to Zing, the lawyer said this was a wrong action and needed to be handled.
Deepfake is creating a new danger for Vietnamese celebrities. This is a situation where singers and actors have their faces transplanted into depraved images and videos. This is a common problem in most entertainment industries, from Hollywood, Chinese, Korean and now Vietnam. This situation has been enhanced for many years but has not been thoroughly handled due to the development and lack of control of a series of social networking platforms.
Deepfake is a technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create fake images. Using this technique, the faces of women and men in a video or image can be replaced with the faces of other people, especially famous stars. Many people use this technology to create images, video sensors, and major profits.
A series of Vietnamese stars are victims of provocative deepfake photos
In the past month or so, a Twitter account has continuously posted sensitive images of male stars with their glasses on. This account announced: “Received a fake photo of the artist, TikToker, you have a crush on as requested. Absolute safety guaranteed (inbox fee). All of this is for entertainment purposes only, no offensive feelings are intended.”
Many singers, actors or famous faces on social networks in Vietnam have become victims, such as Son Tung M-TP, HIEUTHUHAI, Quan AP, Lien Binh Phat… and the latest is Ngo Kien Huy. They have been stitched into continuous and sensitive full images.
In a newly posted post, this account announced: “The Next Gentleman sales event ends. From today we will return to the original price, everyone.” According to this notice, you can find this account image recognition on request for a fee. A series of other supposed solicitation posts also appeared such as: “The album’s customer feedback (PV: feedback) is so good, should we continue selling it?” or “Flick forward to the page to see the photos of the top 8 The Next Gentleman. Includes 10 solo photos and 2 group photos. Priority is given to 10 people who text to get the price.”
The posts of the above accounts all receive great interaction. In the comments section, followers of this account constantly remind different artists and their desire to have deepfake images. Names from both domestic and international showbiz are mentioned.
When the reporter texted, this account replied to receive fake photos for 50,000 VND/3 photos of famous people. This account requires a 50% deposit in advance and upon completion of the image, you will receive 50% of the remaining amount back.
However, without the above account, many other accounts on Twitter are being used in a similar way by artists. The sites all use the method of transplanting artists’ faces into pornographic images or adding emotional parts to original images of famous people. They use vulgar language when talking about deepfake photos.
Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc was once a victim of deepfake. At that time, a hot video featuring a girl with a face similar to Lan Ngoc Ba spread on social networks. Immediately, Lan Ngoc’s manager spoke up. This person expressed his frustration and affirmed that the girl in the black clip circulating online is not Lan Ngoc.
“This incident is truly a big shock in Ngoc’s artistic activities and greatly affects the reputation of the artist and our company. Lan Ngoc has special forms of identification on the basis that can be completely different from the images being spread. We feel very angry and shocked when our artist became a character of deepfake and online defamation services. We hope that no female artists will encounter trouble because of defamatory rumors,” manager Lan Ngoc affirmed.
Violations of the law need to be handled seriously
The deepfake account claims to create images for entertainment purposes, not to offend. However, as Lan Ngoc’s representative shared, the actress was hurt when her face appeared in the sloping video. And protect other artists who also enjoy it when they are included in provocative images for others to talk about like Twitter accounts are doing.
Exchange with ZingLawyer Phan Ke Hien (Director of Bao Tin Law Firm, Hanoi Bar Association) commented that the subjects affirmed that cutting and pasting was only for entertainment purposes, but the act could seriously affect the rights and interests. The legitimate interests of face transplant artists.
“Currently, with the development of social networks, posted content needs to be strictly controlled and the above behavior is not allowed by law. Accordingly, each individual has the right to their image and honor. , property, reputation and are protected by religious law. The above sensitive images do not meet ethical standards, are not in accordance with customs and traditions, and infringe on the basic rights of citizens. People are protected by the law. Therefore, the above action needs to be handled seriously and determinedly to come up with a solution to the problem,” the lawyer said.
Lawyer Phan Ke Hien believes that it is necessary to deal with the serious situation of synthesizing art into pornographic images.
The lawyer added that according to Article 32 of the 2015 Civil Code, the person’s consent must be used to use an individual’s image. For the act of combining another person’s photo with a pornographic product without consent, depending on the nature and severity of the violation, it may be subject to major fines, civil compensation, or possible civil damages. image processed.
Specifically, according to Clause 1, Article 584 of the 2015 Civil Code, people who violate the honor, dignity, reputation of others and cause damage must compensate. At that time, the subjects attached to the sexually provocative image have the right to initiate a civil action to request the violator to stop the infringing act, enforce the error, improve publicity and request compensation for damages. .
At the same time, according to Clause 1, Article 101 of Decree 15/2020/ND-CP (amended by Account 37, Article 1 of Decree 14/2022/ND-CP), the act of combining photos of other people into pornographic images has may be fined 10-20 million VND.
In addition, if there are enough signs of a criminal profile, the above subjects can still be prosecuted for the crime of spreading depraved cultural products as stipulated in Article 326 of the Code amended in 2015, supplemented in 2015. 2017 with a penalty of up to 15 years in prison. In other cases, if it is not enough to constitute the crime of spreading depraved cultural products, the person who commits the act of merging another photo into a pornographic image may be prosecuted for the crime of killing another person according to Article 155 of the Penal Code. with a penalty of up to 5 years.
If the attack dangerously offends the property, honor or harms the legitimate rights and interests of others, it can also be prosecuted for criminal liability for defamation in Article 156 of the Code. Criminals with handling ability can increase to 7 levels. In addition, criminals can also be fined 10-50 million VND, violate obligations, and be banned from practicing certain professions or jobs for at most 1-5 years.
“Currently, the processing process still reveals many undesirable things. When this incident occurs, people as well as artists often choose to stay silent, asking to remove the image rather than starting or having any action. Legal measures should be taken to deal with the images posted by people. Therefore, there must be financial regimes and serious restrictions on handling, and should not just stop at the main attachment work. At the same time, when this happens The issue needs to collect evidence and the evidence requires competent authorities to handle it according to the provisions of law,” the lawyer said.
Deepfake images in Korea and China
The deepfake problem has been a growing concern for many years in other entertainment markets, especially South Korea and Chinese. However, in these countries, the situation is more serious. Not only combining images, websites even merge famous people’s faces into videos. legal discussion said these videos are used to profit through views and paid viewers.
2021, Mydaily caused many Koreans to call for strict punishment for those who produce or consume deepfake videos. This country has a series of websites with pornographic content using deepfake technology. They openly use the faces of famous female idols and actresses to create pornographic videos. Pages even rank them by views.
Tsai Y Lam and Dang Tu Ky are two of the victims of deepfake.
At that time, more than 200,000 people signed a petition sent to the Blue House calling for remedial punishment of those who produce or consume deepfake videos. At that time, lawyer Lee Hak Min said: “Deepfake can be a defamation crime depending on its content. In any case, a person can use a fingerprint for a Deepfake video without permission for the case.” lawsuit for violation of portrait rights.
Similar, iFeng reported that the face of a famous Chinese female artist appeared in a series of porn videos. Users can get millions of results when searching for the keywords “Cbiz star AI video” or “deepfake + star name”.
Ettoday said that the victims who were broadcast fake videos were up to a hundred people including Tran Phuong Ngu, Phung De Mac, Ly Nguyen Linh, Dang Tu Ky, Thai Y Lam, Trinh Gia Thuan, Lam Minh Trinh…
(According to Zing)
Source: Sơn Tùng M-TP, Ninh Dương Lan Ngọc bị tạo ảnh deepfake đồi trụy – Tekmonk Bio, Sơn Tùng M-TP, Ninh Dương Lan Ngọc bị tạo ảnh deepfake đồi trụy – KOLNetworth, Sơn Tùng M-TP, Ninh Dương Lan Ngọc bị tạo ảnh deepfake đồi trụy – Blogtomoney