Deepfakes Are Getting Real: The Evolving Legal and Technical Issues Raised

When: November 30, 2022 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST - This event has passed

Deepfakes are video images that have been digitally manipulated to distort or alter content.  Often, deepfakes involve using a person’s image to depict them saying things they never said … or doing things they never did.  This increasingly-sophisticated new technology raises an array of legal issues, implicating areas of the law such as copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, and the First Amendment.  Our panel of experts will examine the question of what deepfakes are, how they are used, how they are detected, and their legal implications.  This program will contain valuable information regarding the deepfake landscape for attorneys representing content owners, brand owners, content creators, and well-known personalities.  In addition, attorneys advising platforms allowing user-generated materials will find the program useful in light of the many intermediary liability issues posed by deepfakes.



Ben Colman is the founder of Reality Defender (, the leading provider of deepfake detection. Over the past 15 years, Ben has scaled multiple companies at the intersection of cybersecurity and fintech. Prior to this, Ben led cybersecurity commercialization at Goldman Sachs, and worked at Google.Ben holds an MBA from NYU Stern and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.

Jim Rosenfeld is a partner in the media practice group at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and Partner-in-Charge of DWT’s New York office.  He litigates for and counsels clients on risks and claims relating to their content, representing a wide range of internet content and service providers, and publishers and broadcasters in every medium. Jim’s cases span media, intellectual property, and internet law – including copyright, trademark, defamation, right-of-publicity, invasion of privacy, freedom of information law, reporter’s privilege, and commercial matters. He has particular expertise on issues unique to content providers on the internet and other new platforms, including the DMCA and CDA legal immunities for user-generated content; liability arising from linking, sharing, distributing, embedding, moderating, and aggregating content; and issues relating to online advertising, social media, bots, artificial intelligence, and piracy. Chambers USA has ranked Jim as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in Media & Entertainment: Litigation and First Amendment Litigation.

As Ampersand’s Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel, Noga Rosenthal is responsible for guiding the company’s privacy and legal initiatives; she holds deep expertise in the development and implementation of comprehensive privacy programs. Noga previously served as Chief Privacy Officer at Epsilon where she led the company’s worldwide privacy, compliance and regulatory activities. Prior to Epsilon, she served as General Counsel and Vice President for Compliance and Policy for the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), helping craft industry standards around the responsible collection and use of data for digital advertising and managing its compliance program to help ensure that member companies delivered on the promise of self-regulation for interest-based advertising. Furthermore, she also led global legal affairs for WPP’s Xaxis, a pioneering programmatic digital media business, as SVP and General Counsel.