Texas Law Could Signal More State, Federal Deepfake Bans

By Matthew Ferraro (September 6, 2019, 3:52 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 1, Texas became the first state in the nation to prohibit the creation or distribution of deepfake videos intended to harm candidates for public office or influence elections.[1] Amid rising fears of the dangers of hyper-realistic, computer-altered fake photos and videos, Texas is now only the second state to impose penalties on the creation and propagation of deepfakes in certain circumstances. Other state houses around the country, as well as Congress, may adopt additional, comparable measures targeting deepfake technology over the next year.  ...

Law360 is on it, so you are, too.

A Law360 subscription puts you at the center of fast-moving legal issues, trends and developments so you can act with speed and confidence. Over 200 articles are published daily across more than 60 topics, industries, practice areas and jurisdictions.

A Law360 subscription includes features such as

  • Daily newsletters
  • Expert analysis
  • Mobile app
  • Advanced search
  • Judge information
  • Real-time alerts
  • 450K+ searchable archived articles

And more!

Experience Law360 today with a free 7-day trial.

Start Free Trial

Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!