Deepfakes in Cybercrimes
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In this episode I discuss deepfakes regulation under the Cybercrimes Bill B6D-2017 in South Africa and the impact of deepfakes on Image Rights. This Bill was signed two days after this episode aired. The relevant law is now the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020.

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Host: Nomalanga Mashinini


  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996). 
  • Cybercrimes Bill B6D-2017.
  • Citron, D.K. and Chesney, R. (2019) “Deep fakes: A looming challenge for privacy, democracy and national security”, California Law Review, Vol 107, pp 1753-1820.
  • Citron, D.K. and Chesney, R. (2019) “21st century-style truth decay: Deepfakes and the challenge for privacy, free expression, and national security”, Maryland Law Review, Vol 78, pp 882-891.
  • Farish, K. (2020) “Do deepfakes pose a golden opportunity? Considering whether English law should adopt California’s publicity right in the age of the deepfake”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol 15, No. 1, pp 40-48. 
  • Ferraro, M.F. (2019) “Deepfake legislation: A nationwide survey – state and federal lawmakers consider legislation to regulate manipulated media”, [online], WilmerHale
  • Kietzmann, J. et al. (2020) “Deepfakes: Trick or treat?”, Business Horizons, Vol 63, No. 2, pp 135 -136.

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