"it has no place on the internet"
The internet is exactly where it belongs. Some people will avoid it, others will watch it and be outraged by it and others will masturbate to it. That's the point of the internet.
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@ThomH I'd love you to show me the UK government that got over 50% of the popular vote, or candidates who do.
You, likely, come from a country with an unelected hereditary head of state and FPTP electoral system that all but demands tyranny of the minority masquerading as a huge majority and yet slag off the country that managed to throw off the shackles of medieval thinking.
"Why would someone trust scans of their passport or driving licence to some random third party."
Ask all those people going to pubs and clubs where scans are taken of IDs on entry and stored on some unknown server for some unknown amount of time with almost definitely very crappy security just in case there is any trouble and the police want to know who was in that night.
@The First Dave: "an act that has been completely legal for them to replicate since age 16?"
Our stupid laws make the act legal however if they record it they are guilty of producing child pornography, even if they are a happily married couple who just happen to be 17 years old.
Blurry image of a suspect fleeing a crime scene.
Detective: Zoom and enhance
Image starts to introduced new pixels to sharpen the image and suddenly the image shows ... a generic black male.
With AI and training you get the results you desire not the truth. Police systems will write obviously match the trainers' preconceptions and biases. Will courts be able to deal with this when there is clear "photographic evidence"?
You'd never be able to find out if there was a hack as the terminals are all closed source, proprietary software so even the election officials are not allowed to check the authenticity of votes cast anyway. As long as the voting machine owners don't get too greedy and start giving their chosen candidates 101% of the vote then they can pick and choose the winners to their hearts' content.
Soon I will be able to take a picture of a dog, my AI will send that picture to my contact list automatically, each of those contacts' AIs will auto-respond with something endearing or pithy and my AI will send a warm and fuzzy vibration to my handset. Who even needs humans anymore?
"it's not really stealing because no-one has been deprived of it"
Exactly, there is an actual definition of 'stealing and this doesn't fit. Doesn't mean it's not a different harm and hence crime.
"and we all should be able to download all the music images we want, for free,"
For personal use, sure. You want to commercialise it then every penny, and costs, and penalties, goes to the original creator.
"regardless of how much effort the original creator put in to making it."
That's somewhat irrelevant to the question of whether it's a crime, but might play into the compensation amount if it is deemed an offence.
@wolfetone "The sexualisation of children in the UK especially has run unabated for decades now ... Everyone from the BBC..."
The BBC and their sweeping under the carpet of the sexual abuse of children (for the good of the institution) has sexualised many more young people than we will ever know. Same goes for the NHS, public schools, the churches and the government.
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