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+ - SPAM: Can FBI geeks identify legal/illegal images? 2

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destinyland writes "The FBI's geeks admitted they were nervous over computer-generated images at a recent forensics conference. In court they're now arguing that a jury "can tell" if an image is real or computer-generated — which marks the current boundary between legal and illegal. But reporter Debbie Nathan argues that that distinction is getting fuzzy, and that geeks will inevitably make it obsolete."
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  • 3d art is now a ready for out of the box home use.
    The 'tell' is really only the background in some images.
    With skill, lighting software and time some amazing images can be generated.
    Skin texture is within the reach of at home computer artists.
    As for courts the USA still has some protections vs many Commonwealth based legal systems.
  • It's pretty amazing how rapidly we're getting to the point where CG images and even videos will be virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. This has implications far beyond child porn. We will see existing images and videos modified to implicate or simply embarrass public officials. (It's already been one, but in most cases they are easily distinguished as fakes.) We will see lawsuits as real life subjects whose images are used in such recreations start suing the creators. (Again, already some prece

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