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AI revenge pornography bill advances to Indiana Senate

By Brandon Smith, IPB News | Published on in Government, Law, Technology
Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) said her bill on computer-generated revenge pornography keeps up with technology. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

The Indiana House unanimously approved legislation Thursday that criminalizes “AI revenge porn.”

Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) said HB 1047 makes it a crime to share intimate images or videos of someone that were computer-generated without the person’s consent.

That would include taking someone’s face and putting it on another person’s body, or taking a photo or video of someone who’s clothed and using artificial intelligence to depict them naked.

“Basically, keeping up with technology and what can be done now,” Negele said.

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Under the legislation, creating or sharing such an image or video would be a class A misdemeanor. If a person has a prior conviction under the revenge porn law, the penalty would increase to a Level 6 felony.

The bill now moves to the Senate.

Brandon is our Statehouse bureau chief. Contact him at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.