Can Computer Generated Images Be Illegal?

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by Mirage, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    With the rate technology is evolving, it's only a matter of time before literally anything can be duplicated in 3D software. Anything...

    As long as it was created without the use of real people, should it be legal? Even if it's 100% indistinguishable from the real thing, which is in fact very illegal?

    We're not there yet but give it 10 or 20 years. This could become a very real concern.

  2. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Are you inferring child porn? Or human likenesses w/o permission?

    I think such duplications should be completely illegal, myself; human likenesses for privacy reasons, and child porn because Jesus, folks, child porn is child porn is child porn.
  3. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Both really. And I'm sure there are other things too that could be included. Perhaps things we haven't thought of yet. I mean, as this technology becomes cheaper there are a lot of problems it can cause with everyday people as everyday people get ahold of it and are able to abuse it.
  4. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Well, I don't think it's feasible to police what people do in their own homes, but in the mainstream I think both should be prohibited. I'm not too worried about it any time soon, though, because 3D modeling is still very much an art that requires immense amounts of talent in which to be successful.
  5. Lessor20

    Lessor20 Registered Member

    It's funny; the internet is like a separate nation. I think each state will find it very difficult to uphold freedom of information, and expression without limiting it's nation's internet access. Also, due to the fact that the internet is obviously the most international entity around, along with the fact that states have sovereignty- implies that the internet as a whole cannot be controlled.

    As the internet becomes more powerful, and more a part of our everyday lives, it makes me wonder if someday there will be a governing board that will confront issues such as the one brought up by the OP.

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