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Man Arrested for Uncensoring Japanese Porn With AI in First Deepfake Case

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He should be knighted, not arrested. Free the muff!

Man Arrested for Uncensoring Japanese Porn With AI in First Deepfake Case​


Deepfake technology could practically reverse the pixelation in Japanese adult videos, raising legal and ethical questions.

Japanese police on Monday arrested a 43-year-old man for using artificial intelligence to effectively unblur pixelated porn videos, in the first criminal case in the country involving the exploitative use of the powerful technology.

Masayuki Nakamoto, who runs his own website in the southern prefecture of Hyogo, lifted images of porn stars from Japanese adult videos and doctored them with the same method used to create realistic face swaps in deepfake videos.

But instead of changing faces, Nakamoto used machine learning software to reconstruct the blurred parts of the video based on a large set of uncensored nudes and sold the content online. Penises and vaginas are pixelated in Japanese porn because an obscenity law forbids the explicit depictions of genitalia.

Nakamoto reportedly made about 11 million yen ($96,000) by selling over 10,000 manipulated videos, though he was arrested specifically for selling 10 fake photos at about 2,300 yen ($20) each.

Nakamoto pleaded guilty to charges of copyright violation and displaying obscene images and said he did it for money, according to NHK. He was caught when police conducted a “cyber patrol,” the Japanese broadcaster reported.

Photo-realistic images created using AI are increasingly common and have raised many legal and ethical questions concerning privacy, sexual exploitation, copyright, and artistic expression.

“This is the first case in Japan where police have caught an AI user,” Daisuke Sueyoshi, a lawyer who’s tried cybercrime cases, told VICE World News. “At the moment, there’s no law criminalizing the use of AI to make such images.”

For example, Nakamoto was not charged with any offenses for violating the privacy of the actors in the videos.

Globally, victims of doctored videos, often women, and governments are grappling with a proliferation of deepfakes. In Taiwan, a man was arrested also on Monday for selling deepfake porn on a Telegram group with some 6,000 members. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called the crime “online sex violence” and said she would consider legislation against it.

“These victims could be people you and I care about. They could be our families and friends. We can’t sit on the sidelines,” Tsai said in a Facebook post.
Tsai also linked the use of the technology to the threat posed by fake videos and fake information to democracy.

The potential of using deepfakes to sow mistrust and manipulate public opinion was demonstrated as early as 2018, when a viral video showed former U.S. President Barack Obama calling his successor Donald Trump a “total and complete dipshit.”

The next year, California banned political deepfakes within 60 days of an election to combat potential campaign misinformation.
So far, as in Nakamoto’s case, deepfake technology has been used overwhelmingly to simulate pornographic videos.

According to Sensity, a startup that offers fake video detection services, 96 percent of deepfake videos depicted nonconsensual pornography in 2019. In fact, the Reddit users credited with propelling deepfakes into the mainstream used this technology to swap female celebrities’ faces into porn videos. Such use has led to numerous cases of victims fighting to remove compromising fake videos from the internet.

In India, a gang allegedly blackmailed people by threatening to send deepfake videos of them to their families.

Sueyoshi said criminalizing the use of deepfake software or similar technology is not the right answer to the problem, as the tools themselves could be used for legitimate purposes.

“Using AI to lift mosaics isn’t what’s wrong. It’s how the suspect Nakamoto used AI,” he said.

But given cases of copyright infringement or exploitation of a person’s privacy, Sueyoshi said it was necessary to introduce laws that restrict how, not whether, deepfake technology is used.

Source: Vice
 
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People are stupid enough to believe all sorts of stupid shit and with deep fakes its just gonna compound things and make it even worse, the russians will have a field day come election time in western countries..
 
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I'm a generous soul but a Japanese girl with her boobs out getting penetrated on a video with her face unblurred probably has just about as much a chance of getting humiliated by what she's doing as she would if her coochy was in HD
 
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so he wasn't actually arrested for uncensoring it with AI, it was just for copyright infringement and posting "obscene imagery". would have been the same if he just made the videos himself, except copyright infringement

the fact that he used an AI to do it is as most an interesting fact
 

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The pixelation thing has never made sense to me when there are soaplands, massage parlours, and blowjob bars all over the place in Japan, right out in the open too.
 

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I've seen JAVs with removed mosaics. The de-pixelation is far from perfect. A lot of times it just ends up being a blurry mess because there's not enough information for the software to work with.
 

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How and why is censored porn still a law in 2021.
Some groups know the value of respecting their traditions and uphold them even in the face of a world that tells them it’s wrong and something to be mocked and scorned.

You should try it sometime.
 

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Some groups know the value of respecting their traditions and uphold them even in the face of a world that tells them it’s wrong and something to be mocked and scorned.

You should try it sometime.

But it's not a "Japanese tradition" - it was something that was imposed by the US during their occupation of Japan.
 

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Some groups know the value of respecting their traditions and uphold them even in the face of a world that tells them it’s wrong and something to be mocked and scorned.

You should try it sometime.
I don't think Japanese want all the crazy porn gendres be a part of their "tradition", same with cartoons avoiding pedophilia laws. Moreover given the insular status of Japanese society - I don't think they care.
 
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Some groups know the value of respecting their traditions and uphold them even in the face of a world that tells them it’s wrong and something to be mocked and scorned.

You should try it sometime.

That would make sense if it was blanket prohibition of all sexual obscenities, but being it only applies to full frontal genitals the distinction is arbitrary. Japan has been producing the world's weirdest porn for several decades, there is no cultural or traditional high road here my guy. The law is archaic nonsense with no basis in reason or logic.
 
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Pixelated genitals in porn with the girl crying most of the time, first one I saw I thought it was a rape video.

Mate of mine lives in Japan and he said it's pretty normal (The crying) I was banging a Japanese lass and she did the same thing, total boner killer. Then when you stop they get insulted and ask for more, more crying again. I gave up and went for a smoke, fuck that shit. Japanese people can be weird sometimes.

EDIT: Also the bush, jesus. Serious bush on them, maybe better pixelated. If you go down it's like kissing a man with a beard.
 
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Pixelated genitals in porn with the girl crying most of the time, first one I saw I thought it was a rape video.

Mate of mine lives in Japan and he said it's pretty normal (The crying) I was banging a Japanese lass and she did the same thing, total boner killer. Then when you stop they get insulted and ask for more, more crying again. I gave up and went for a smoke, fuck that shit. Japanese people can be weird sometimes.

EDIT: Also the bush, jesus. Serious bush on them, maybe better pixelated. If you go down it's like kissing a man with a beard.
I remember many moons ago a chick riding me thinking she was in a porn shoot, exaggerated moans, waving her head from side to side and I'm just trying my best not to burst out laughing naturally the wee fella went fuck this lad I'm outta here and she was all upset, didn't have the heart to tell her it was her fucking theatrics that was putting me off so blamed it on the gram of coke I had blasted all nite... Good times.. but that Japanese wailing shit... Fuuuuuuuck that, nobody is staying hard bangin a banshee
 

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I remember many moons ago a chick riding me thinking she was in a porn shoot, exaggerated moans, waving her head from side to side and I'm just trying my best not to burst out laughing naturally the wee fella went fuck this lad I'm outta here and she was all upset, didn't have the heart to tell her it was her fucking theatrics that was putting me off so blamed it on the gram of coke I had blasted all nite... Good times.. but that Japanese wailing shit... Fuuuuuuuck that, nobody is staying hard bangin a banshee

Haha, totally get you. Been with a few that go over-the-top, sound like they're cumming the second you put the dick in. Amazingly off-putting. As you said it's hard trying not to laugh. Was in a brothel in Dusseldorf, beautiful woman, she was doing it before her clothes came off. I did burst up laughing that time and noped out. Shame too as she was stunning, think the place I went has loads of porn stars working on their off days. Dude who had lived there brought me.

4 floors of whores was it's name I think. Or something similar each floor had a theme, the Germans certainly are efficient. I was told just to never go to the top one, he wouldn't tell me why. I was curious but spent so much on the earlier ones I just needed the bar. Never found out what lurked on that floor.
 

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I remember many moons ago a chick riding me thinking she was in a porn shoot, exaggerated moans, waving her head from side to side and I'm just trying my best not to burst out laughing naturally the wee fella went fuck this lad I'm outta here and she was all upset, didn't have the heart to tell her it was her fucking theatrics that was putting me off so blamed it on the gram of coke I had blasted all nite... Good times.. but that Japanese wailing shit... Fuuuuuuuck that, nobody is staying hard bangin a banshee

tell me about it, I was banging this 10/10 model on my boat in some tax haven and she goes from reverse cowgirl to riding me and I noticed how sharp her knees were. My 12 inch monster dong immediately retreated, thankfully she already had 3 orgasms so she didn’t mind, but I deleted her number off my iPhone 13 pro max the moment she left
 
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Haha, totally get you. Been with a few that go over-the-top, sound like they're cumming the second you put the dick in. Amazingly off-putting. As you said it's hard trying not to laugh. Was in a brothel in Dusseldorf, beautiful woman, she was doing it before her clothes came off. I did burst up laughing that time and noped out. Shame too as she was stunning, think the place I went has loads of porn stars working on their off days. Dude who had lived there brought me.

4 floors of whores was it's name I think. Or something similar each floor had a theme, the Germans certainly are efficient. I was told just to never go to the top one, he wouldn't tell me why. I was curious but spent so much on the earlier ones I just needed the bar. Never found out what lurked on that floor.
Ended up at one of those places in Berlin around 3am of all times after an almighty all day sess, asked a taxi driver for a strip club and he dropped us off at this place, head upto the door and the boucner is lads it's €150 in... And we where WTF just to get in and then he said it's all you can eat lol watch fuck whatever... But we declined, we where all married and simply wanted somewhere to continue drinking whilst giggling at the pretty ladies lol probably for the best we had a fucking 7am flight down to Geneva ffs!
 
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tell me about it, I was banging this 10/10 model on my boat in some tax haven and she goes from reverse cowgirl to riding me and I noticed how sharp her knees were. My 12 inch monster dong immediately retreated, thankfully she already had 3 orgasms so she didn’t mind, but I deleted her number off my iPhone 13 pro max the moment she left
Yeah some people can talk about sex and some people can't..
 

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I remember Japanese porn with a woman having a funnel up her ass and live eels going in. That should have been censored.

Cheers, actually dropped my glass on my lap from bursting out laughing. Looks like I wet myself, thank fuck I did a wash yesterday and have a spare pair of jeans.

*REPORTED*
 
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I've discovered deepfake porn just last year and it's pretty awesome. However, there are only a small amount that are accurate and it still takes you away from being convincing, especially if the body and the face doesn't match to the real person.
 

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How and why is censored porn still a law in 2021.

After WW2 the guy in charge of Westernizing and restoring Japan was an American religious fanatic ( lots of anti porn, alcohol etc still during that time ).
And he made a lot of shit illegal and basically made Japan his wet dream experiment, he took a lot of dumb '' liberties ''.
However I think that at one point nudity was illegal in art in Japan I am not sure if that was removed before that but regardless I think he had more to do with the modern law for it.

And basically, no one in Japan wants to be '' that guy '' to argue in favor of decensoring porn it'd be political suicide.
Even if most people think it's stupid it's still a '' sensitive topic '' that people are embarrassed about.
I think that maybe at some point they could argue to get it uncensored just for art in general, I think it'd be less touchy to try and get it uncensored in movies for artistic reasons and then kinda just sneak it in there.

There's also some stuff with how genitals are viewed as dirty and not in the naughty sense, but the same as with teeth.
If you see Japanese women cover their mouth when they laugh it's because teeth are considered to be dirty and I think it's why pubic hair is still so common in Japan because it basically hides the '' dirty genitals '' just some cultural bs.
Kinda funny when you consider that I don't think that assholes need to be censored so I guess genitals are more dirty than assholes by that logic lol?

Some groups know the value of respecting their traditions and uphold them even in the face of a world that tells them it’s wrong and something to be mocked and scorned.

You should try it sometime.

The problem is when those groups force it on everyone.
If you have a problem with porn then don't watch it.
This only affects people who want to watch porn so I don't exactly see what the point of it is.

You can still live your life as a prude and others can live it how they want.
 
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People are stupid enough to believe all sorts of stupid shit and with deep fakes its just gonna compound things and make it even worse, the russians will have a field day come election time in western countries..
It's gonna get really bad. People will be able to set-up celebrities, politicians, even people they simply have a vendetta against.

I wonder how long until the average person could fake an "affair" video of a person they don't like to ruin their marriage, friendship, etc..? Or governments can target people and use deep faking to superimpose their targets into compromising videos?
 

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I was watching a Yua Mikami "uncensored" movie just now and it looks like shit.

Anyway, the censorship they have in Japan is nonsensical. You can see the girl being fucked by a dozen men who all cum on her face and that's ok. But showing their genitals is too much.
 

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Where is the AI getting samples of uncensored tentacle porn to use when reconstructing the edited video?

Asking for a friend.
 
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