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The 119 Cases of DeepFake, the YouTuber Yu Sentenced to Fifteen-and-a-Half Years

The case of the DeepFake photos of famous people that got leaked out by the members of the website, and the two who were responsible for the operations of the website got sentenced, but none of the members, or those who’d passed the nude photos were charged here!  Off of the Newspapers, translated…

The Youtuber, “Yu”, Chu and her twenty-two year-old assistant, Chuang used the Deepfake technologies to make the pornography to sell online, cut the faces of the famous, the politicians, onto the bodies of the porn stars, and made illegal profits of more than $13.38 million N.T.s, and they were both indicted on charges of breaking the personal data protection act, Chu was found guilty of 119 counts, with five months per count, with a combined total of five years six months, her assistants, Chuang and another received three months of prison term, and would have to serve a total of three years eight months, and can pay a fine to the treasury to skip out of serving time in prison.  This can still be appealed.

The indictment from the D.A.’s Office stated that Chu and Chuang misused the A.I. Technologies of Deepfake, for making profits, used the photos of 119 individuals to make them into lewd footages, and shared the footages online, causing continual damages to the victims’ reputations and lives, they were both charged on breaking the personal data protection act.  Of the 119 victims, eighty-three pressed charges.  There were multiple victims who are seeking out the civil suit payments in the amounts of anywhere from $100,000N.T.s to $1.2 million N.T.s

Chu admitted to what she did, and had apologized to the victims twice, stated that she’d thought about what she’d done, her attorney asked the judge to consider that the defendant had admitted to what she did, and destroyed the footages, the photos already, that the lewd photos and footages didn’t continue to leak out further, and the defendant didn’t know the victims personally, it’s due to the requests of the members of the website, that was why she’d used the Deepfake technologies to make the videos, “others can use this technique too”, that’s why there were the victims in the large numbers, she couldn’t apologize to them personally one by one, hoped that the courts can consider all of this, and sentence her lighter.

Chuang, the assistant stated, that he was tempted by money, that was why he’d committed the crimes, that he felt awful toward what he’d done to the victims; his defense stated that Chuang’s parents were divorced when he was very young, he’d grown up in the trials of economics, and only earned $100,000N.T in bonuses of running the website, that he’d only earned a total of $1.3 million N.T.s, that he’d not received that much, hoped that the judge can consider that, and give him a lighter sentence.

But the victims’ representing attorneys told, that the victims became fearful, while the defendants took it as matter-of-fact, suggested that the means of one count one year for Chu, that the combined sentence is a total of twelve years; while the assistant, Chuang should receive eight years, “the severity of the jail terms stands for the hearts of the victims”.

And so, this is still, too light, and so what IF the videos were already, taken off, huh?  It’d already gotten out online, and, this is still just bullshit, because this verdict means, that if we sell these photoshopped nude photos of someone online, and made a ton of money, we can, get away, with a slap on the wrists, and these kinds of crimes should have at least a TWENTY year sentence attached, and the requirements of being eligible for parole should come only AFTER serving TEN whole years in prison, and these perps should be registered, like those, sex offenders as well.

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Sold the DeepFake Video Footages from Online, Made Millions of Dollars Illegally, Yu Indicted on Three Counts

Taking cyber sex crimes, one more step, farther, with the DeepFake app here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

There were 119 Victims, the A.I. Deepfake Technologies were Abused in Areas of Sexual Cyberbullying, and the Calls of Amendments to Protect Came About as Well

The famous YouTuber, “Yu”, Yu-Cheng Chu used the Deepfake technologies to make the porns, and sold them off online, switched the faces of famous female actresses, the YouTubers, politicians too, onto the bodies of the porn stars, there were 119 victims so far.  The Hsinbei D.A.’s office charged Chu and her male assistant, Chuang on charges of public indecency, slander, and breaking the laws on personal data protection, suggested to the courts to confiscate the total earnings of $13.38 million N.T.s they’d made illegally; the YouTuber, “Smiley”, the woman, Ye, had been dropped from the charges due to lack of evidence.

The D.A. found, that Chu and Chuang, for their own private means, abused the techniques of A.I. made the fake photos of women up, produced the hard-to-tell real videos of sexually illicit means, and shared the videos online, that it’s caused irreparable damages to the victims, and had gone online to poll the public who they wanted to see, objectifying women, causing sexual violence online, as well as cyberbullying, that the damages they’d done were, enormous, beyond calculations, and, considering how both admitted to wrongdoing, the D.A.’s Office had asked the courts to give them the sentences they deserve.

The Deepfake case, brought out the amendments of the laws against cyberbullying.  On the tenth, the Executive Department passed the amendment of the obstruction of sexual privacy and the falsified images, producing of spreading the sexually illicit images of another that were false, with the heaviest sentence of five years and if the perpetrators attempted to make money, then, the heaviest sentences would be increased to seven years.

The head of justice department, Tsai told, that the amendments were to protect the rights of the victims’ privacy, that members of the public should NOT, without the consents, film or spread the sexually illicit images of other people, and reiterated that the members of the public need to be on the alert, to know if the footages were Deepfake, to not produce, nor spread the false videos, to protect the privacies and the rights of others, to make the online world, safer.

the DeepFake programs, someone else’s body with your face, or your body with someone else’s, face…photo from online

The police and D.A. found, that Chu in July two years ago, started up the Twitter Fans page of “Taiwan YouTuber Face-Off”, later changed the name of the group to “Taiwan YouTube Sensation Videos Synthesis”, recruited the members of the online community to get into the Telegram group, with the charges of eight hundred dollars per member gaining the regular memberships, that they can watch the footages, upgrading to VIP with paying for $1,900N.T. in membership, the individuals can watch the long films, and attracted 4,500 individual to get the memberships.

Chuang first downloaded the images of the victims to start of, then, Chu cut off the face using internet, switched the faces to the sexually illicit footages, the victims included the Taipei City’s legislator, Kao, the city councilwoman, Huang, the Taipei City Spokeswoman, Huang, a total of 119 victims, of these eighty-three had pursued their cases on the criminal fronts.

Last October, the Detective Agency last October took Chu and two others into custody.  Chu and Chuang admitted to the crimes, claimed “it was fun, and it gets the volumes of the visitors to the website higher”; Chu’s girlfriend, Ye, denied her involvement, claimed that she cohabited with him, but they had separate rooms to work in, that she was unclear of what he made, Chu also claimed that he’d not told his girlfriend either.

And so this, is how the “face-off” technologies, exacerbated the cyber sex trade, because, there’s, no way any of us can prevent someone else from taking our headshots, that’s why this is an easy crime to commit, and, even if these perps were caught, there’s no telling how far these, falsified sex photos of our heads, with naked bodies that aren’t ours to begin with, got to, and there’s the need for an even harsher punishment for these sorts of crimes, slaps on the wrists will, no longer do, as this will, become, the primary means that crimes are committed now, with everything getting, exchanged from online, any one of us can be targets.

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