In the United States, California and Virginia do have laws restricting this art form (if you you call it that).
Thursday, October 3, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 602, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman, which enacts civil penalties for creating and disclosing nonconsensual digitally produced sexually explicit material.
Regarding the Virginia ban:
The US state has done so by amending an existing law which criminalised so-called revenge porn - the malicious sharing of explicit photos or videos without the victim’s consent.
It now makes clear that the category includes “falsely-created” material.
Twitter is the latest platform to ban a new type of pornographic video that replaces the original actor’s face with that of another person.
Currently 3 more states including Texas and New York have laws allowing civil penalties and private lawsuits regarding deepfake likenesses.
The UK and the EU have currently formed commissions to review deepfakes and potential regulation. While the prime concern is currently political dis-information, it should be noted that the language of the proposed laws is general at this time but can be interpreted to other issues.
I would expect this to become a part of most revenge porn, child porn, and non-consensual porn release laws. In other words Eros can put themselves in a far worse position than DRM issues with links to deepfakes.
Let’s not get this site closed for this.
I don’t think we allow child porn and this, to me, is similar.