A deepfake is a digital manipulation of images or video, to make it appear that a person did something they did not do, and to do so in a realistic way, so that the unaided observer cannot detect the fake. Over the last few years I’ve written and spoken extensively on the risks – and opportunities – that this technology poses to society, businesses, and individuals.
Considering Whether English Law Should Adopt California’s Publicity Right in the Age of the Deepfake Access the article at the Journal of Intel
An exploration of personality rights issues relevant to film and television productions - notably ghost acting, life and post-mortem personality right
Article commissioned by LexisNexis. Republished with permission at DAC Beachcroft. Intellectual Property analysis: Kelsey Farish, solicitor
In this 9,000 word practice note comissioned by LexisNexis, I provide the most up-to-date (as of November 2020) legal analysis on deepfakes.
Appearing on Dispatches for Channel 4 (28 December 2020) to discuss deepfakes. Kelsey Farish from law firm DAC Beachcroft explained: “The issue that
Interviewed on Channel 5 News Tonight by Claudia-Liza Armah to discuss the deepfaked cheerleader video (16 March 2021). A woman in the United S
In this podcast, I chat about deepfakes with Amber Boothe of Queen Mary University of London. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more.
Listen to the podcast on Buzzsprout Not expecting to see the words ‘deepfakes’ and ‘good’ in one title? Kelsey Farish, an atto
Listen to the podcast on BBC Sounds Who’s driving the commercial and creative uses of synthetic media? Should these synthetic creations be lab
Articles and essays
Writing for Insurance Day, Kelsey Farish looks at deepfakes, a nascent technology which poses particular dangers to insurance companies. Deepfakes could potentially be used by unscrupulous claimants to ‘prove’ liability of an insured defendant. Article published with permission at DAC Beachcrof
During my interview with Channel 5 News Tonight, I explained a few key points that we should all be aware of when it comes to manipulated, AI-generated videos like deepfakes.