In the wake of a Pennsylvania woman’s indictment on charges of harassment stemming from allegedly creating deepfake videos of members of her daughter’s cheerleading squad in compromising situations, legal experts have observed that cases involving the technology occupy a legal gray area.

Furthermore, some say that while the laws on the books are, in principle, adequate to deal with the general issues presented in deepfake cases—like harassment or misuse of a likeness—they need tweaking to deal with the specifics unique to deepfake technology.

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