SD: South Dakota Attorney General wants lawmakers to address Xylazine, AI-child porn, sex offender registry

Source: thedakotascout.com 12/18/23

South Dakota’s top prosecutor will push lawmakers to regulate a livestock tranquilizer being abused by drug dealers, make it a felony to create child pornography using Artificial Intelligence, and to clear up a conflict in the state’s sex offender laws.

Attorney General Marty Jackley Monday released his top five legislative priorities ahead of South Dakota’s 99th Legislative Session, while announcing he will seek legislative changes that address not only xylazine, AI-generated child porn and sex offender laws, but also membership requirements on the South Dakota Open Meetings Commission and costs associated with fentanyl testing as part of county sobriety programs.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, Jackley will file five separate bills with the Legislature prior to session commencing on Jan. 9.

AI and child pornography
 
Jackley is proposing that definitions to existing child pornography laws be updated to criminalize the possession, manufacturing, or distributing of child porn images and videos generated using AI. The bill would include “deepfake” images or videos.

“Artificial Intelligence can do great things, but there is potential for serious harm that we are now experiencing with several investigations in South Dakota,” Jackley. “That harm is real with ‘deepfakes’ that include the use of real children’s voices and photographs taken from social media to create computer-generated child porn.”

Sex offender registry
 
According to the Attorney General’s Office, South Dakota’s sex offender laws are in conflict when it comes to how long someone must remain on the public sex offender registry. And Jackley wants that cleaned up.

“This bill would strengthen the registry to protect the public and remove the confusion about how long a Tier 1 registrant must remain on the sex offender registry,” he said, referencing a statute that states 10 years is the minimum length of time a convicted sex offender must stay on the registry, while a second statute says the minimum is five years.

Jackley recommends 10 years as the minimum amount of time for someone to remain on the registry before being eligible for removal, and that’s what he’ll propose.

 

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Action alert for South Dakota registrants: write and call if you want to prevent tier 1 increasing to 10 years!

This may be why I have not heard back from the female legislative member who I contacted about the stealthing law efforts…they are not in session yet.

Should make the AG justify why they feel ten years is the right amount of time for Tier 1, etc.

🤔 I am rather curious about how they expect to police “A1-child porn”. When is it artwork rather than prurient nudity? How much must a face be changed to simply be a template or model rather than the genuine original human face? It’s just a minefield of problematic questions.🤔

AI-child porn is just another method the government can use to plant it on someone they do not like or speaks out against them.

How are these folk going to deal with the potential mountain of Deep Fake selfie videos that are looming just off the horizon? Oh yeah, think about it…

Had you had the ability at say 13ish to magic up a video of you spending some quality time with that total hottie from Math class, you’re trying to to say you wouldn’t have? Uh-huh, sure you wouldn’t have. I totally believe you.

Once it becomes available and easy enough, Middle/High school kids are going to make tens of thousands of these things a year. Videos featuring themselves with Math class hottie(s), and/or Math class vs English class? Then there is your sister… Not so much her as ALL HER FRIENDS in an artistically reimagined version of her slumber parties? No, never, not you.. you’re saintly like that. Right, angel?

American Middle/High School kids are going to produce tens (hundreds?) of thousands of these a year once they can. Way way more popular that selfie pics/videos. Oh and they will be able to, once that overseas company builds the assisted DIY video site. You know, the one where you build the video on their servers, then it’s totally just yours and nobody else forever. No way they keep a copy…none… No chance. Right?

AI generated images or videos – how would the authorities even be able to tell that the image of a face in a video or picture is that of a real child and not one of an AI generated face.

Give it time, it will be illegal to have a picture of a child which is not your own child or that of your immediately family even if the child is totally dressed and not sexually in nature. They will use the fact that a person will visually use that image for gratification – it will never end.