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.