Law draft to ban covert modeling

Law draft to ban covert modeling

covert what?!??!

Since the early 00’s it has become (nearly) impossible to determine in still or moving pictures what is an image of a human, imaged with a (movie) camera and what on the other hand is a simulation of an image of a human imaged with a simulation of  a camera.

When there is no camera and the target being imaged with a simulation looks deceptively human it is a digital look-alike.

Now the equivalent thing is happening to our voices i.e. they can be stolen to some extent with the 2016 prototypes like Adobe Voco and DeepMind WaveNet and made to say anything. When it is not possible to determine with human testing what is a recording of a real voice and what is a simulation it is a digital sound-alike.

It is time to act and ban covert modeling.

9 images showing various techniques on a model derived interactively from a single photo
Image 1 (low resolution rip)
Sculpting a morphable model to one single picture (1)
Produces 3D approximation (2)
Texture capture (4)
The 3D model is rendered back to the image with weight gain (3)
With weight loss (5)
Looking annoyed (6)
Forced to smile (7)
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finding the specular and the diffuse components of the light
Image 4: Separating specular and diffuse reflected light
Normal image in dot lighting (a)
Image of the diffuse reflection which is caught by placing a vertical polarizer in front of the light source and a horizontal in the front the camera (b)
Image of the highlight specular reflection which is caught by placing both polarizers vertically (c)
Subtraction of c from b, which yields the specular component(d)
Images are scaled to seem to be the same luminosity.
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In the cinemas we have seen digital look-alikes for over 10 years. These digital look-alikes have “clothing” (a simulation of clothing is not clothing) or “superhero costumes” and “superbaddie costumes”, but unfortunately organized criminal gangs with this weapons capability at their disposal are spreading naked digital look-alikes with unnatural “physical” interactions. These industrially produced delusions cause human suffering and societal suffering and the parts that can be outlawed should be outlawed for the protection of the citizens from the arbitrary disinformation attacks by criminal leagues.

Anecdotally we can say: “Do you think that was Hugo Weaving’s left cheekbone that Keanu Reeves punched in with his right fist?”

Brief look at laws that intersect with covert modeling concerns

Chapter 24 of the Finnish Criminal Code “on violating privacy, peace and honor” includes some laws that are touching the issue but unfortunately do not yield sufficient methods to stop crime.

  • § 6 Covert watching
  • § 7 Preparing for covert listening or watching
  • § 8 Spreading information that violates right to private life
  • § a 8 Aggravated spreading information that violates right to private life
  • § 9 Defamation
  • § 10 Aggravated defamation

 


Proposed law to ban covert modeling

§ 1 Covert modeling of appearance

Acquiring a 3D model and making a 7D bidirectional reflectance distribution function model¹ or similar but technically different model without consent i.e. covert modeling of appearance is illegal. Also possession, purchase, sale, yielding, import and export of covert models are punishable.

§ 2 Of using covert image likeness models

Animation and projection from the covert models defined in section 1 to still and animated 2D image or stereo-images² and making these available is forbidden³.

§ 3 Covert modeling of a human voice

Acquiring a model of human voice⁴ that deceptively resembles a human voice, possession, purchase, sale, yielding, import and export without the consent of the target is illegal.

§ 4 Of using covert voice models

Generating and making available audio material from a covert model of a human voice is illegal.


  1. The seven dimensions of the bidirectional reflectance distribution function are as follows: 3 cartesian X,Y,Z and 2 for the entry angle and 2 for the exit angle of the light.
  2. In movie lingo the so called “3D”. In reality it supposedly is only 2 pcs 2D planes in its dimension.
  3. Those in posession of the end product should be encouraged to seek help and not criminalized.
  4. E.g. Adobe Voco ja DeepMind WaveNet. Not yet publicly audible.

Ending words

It may be seven dimensional and we are in approximately 4 dimensions but they cannot leave the 2D projection if we don’t let it anymore. Is there any political will to do something about it?


Serious viewing on the situation


This is a document is the translation of a Finnish original from 2016 intended to be a citizens initiative.

Translation into English of my from 2007 B.Sc. thesis on capture and animation of human like figures

I did this Finnish -> English translation of my B.Sc. thesis from 2007 in 2016-2017. Get it here. Sorry for the low res still graphics and receiver strain on this information on digital look-alikes. Just read the abstract and the conclusions if not interested in the technical stuff. Pictures are understandable. Digital look-alikes are disinformation weapons in wrong hands. Disinformation weapons technology thesis? Yeah, probably that.

finding the specular and the diffuse components of the light
Image 4: Separating specular and diffuse reflected light
Normal image in dot lighting (a)
Image of the diffuse reflection which is caught by placing a vertical polarizer in front of the light source and a horizontal in the front the camera (b)
Image of the highlight specular reflection which is caught by placing both polarizers vertically (c)
Subtraction of c from b, which yields the specular component(d)
Images are scaled to seem to be the same luminosity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kansalaisaloiteluonnos: Salamallintamisen kieltäminen

Kansalaisaloiteluonnos salamallintamisen kieltämiseksi

Salamikä?!??!

00-luvun alkupuolelta lähtien on tullut (lähestulkoon) mahdottomaksi erottaa liikkuvissa ja liikkumattomissa kuvissa mikä on ihmisen kuva joka on kuvattu (elokuva)kameralla ja mikä taas on simulaatio/mallinne ihmisen kuvasta joka on kuvattu simulaatiolla kamerasta.

Kun kameraa ei ole olemassa mutta simulaatiolla kuvattava kohde näyttää erehdyttävästi ihmismuotoiselta on kyseessä digitaalinen kaksoisolento (digital look-alike).

Nyt sama on käymässä meidän äänillemme eli ne kyetään varastamaan esim. Syksyllä 2016 esitellyillä prototyypeillä Adobe Voco:lla tai DeepMind WaveNet:illä ja laittaa sanomaan mitä tahansa. Kun ihmiskokein ei pystytä enään eroittamaan mikä on ihmisen ääni ja mikä simulaatio ihmisäänestä on kyseessä digitaalinen kaksoisääni (digital sound-alike)

On siis aika toimia ja kieltää salamallinnus.

9 images showing various techniques on a model derived interactively from a single photo

Kuva : Muovattavan mallin sovittaminen yhteen ainoaan kuvaan (1) tuottaa 3-D approksiaation (2) ja tekstuurikaappauksen (4) 3-D malli renderoidaan takaisin kuvaan lihonneena (3) laihtuneena (5) ilmeensä nyrpistäneenä (6) ja pakoitettuna hymyilemään (7)
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Splitting reflected light to diffuse and specular components was not complicated
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Elokuvasaleissa olemme voineet nähdä digitaalisia kaksoisolentoja jo reilusti yli kymmenen vuotta. Näillä digitaalisilla kaksoisolennoilla on “vaatteita” (simulaatio vaatetuksesta ei ole vaatetusta) tai “supersankariasuja” sekä “superpahisasuja”, mutta valitettavasti organisoituneet rikollisliigat joilla on tämä asekyky käytössään levittävät sameassa internetissä tuhoisin seurauksin alastomia digitaalisia kaksoisolentoja ja epäluonnollisesti niiden välisiä “fyysisiä” vuorovaikutustilanteita. Nämä teollisesti tuotettavat harhat aiheuttavat inhimillistä ja yhteiskunnallista kärsimystä ja niiden kiellettävissä olevat osaset tulisi kieltää lailla kansalaisten suojelemiseksi rikollisliigojen mielivallalta.

Anekdotaalisesti voidaan todeta: “Luulet(te)ko että tuo oli Hugo Weavingin vasen poskiluu jonka Keanu Reeves löi sisään oikealla nyrkillään?” (Video linkitetty alempana, skrollatkaa)

Katsaus nykyiseen asiaa sivuavaan lainsäädäntöön

Suomen lain Rikoslain 24 luku Yksityisyyden, rauhan ja kunnian loukkaamisesta sisältää salamallintamisen tuhovaikutuksia sivuavia pykäliä muttei valitettavasti anna ongelman ratkomiseen virkavallalle tarpeellisia välineitä.

  • § 6 Salakatselu
  • § 7 Salakuuntelun ja salakatselun valmistelu
  • § 8 Yksityiselämää loukkaava tiedon levittäminen
  • § a 8 Törkeä yksityiselämää loukkaava tiedon välittäminen
  • § 9 Kunnianloukkaus
  • § 10 Törkeä kunnianloukkaus

Lakiehdotus salamallintamisen kieltämiseksi

§1 Ulkonäön salamallintaminen.

Ihmisen kolmiulotteisen mallin sekä tälläisestä muodostetun 7-ulotteisen¹ kaksisuuntaisen heijastavuusjakaumafunktiomallin tai vastaavan mutta teknisesti erilaisen mallin salaa hankkiminen eli ulkonäön salamallinnus sekä tälläisen mallin hallussapito, ostaminen, myyminen, luovuttaminen, maahantuonti ja -vienti ilman kohdeihmisen suostumusta on rangaistavaa.

§2 Salamallien projisoinnista ja näiden saataville tuottamisesta.

Pykälän yksi määrittämistä salamalleista projisointi sekä liikkumattomiksi että animoiduiksi 2-ulotteisiksi kuviksi tai stereokuviksi² sekä tälläisten saataville tuottaminen on rangaistavaa.³

§3 Ihmisäänen salamallintaminen.

Sellaisen ihmisen äänen mallin⁴, joka erehdyttävästi muistuttaa ihmisen ääntä, hankkiminen, hallussapito, ostaminen, myyminen, luovuttaminen, maahantuonti ja -vienti ilman kohdehenkilön lupaa on rangaistavaa.

§4 Ihmisäänen salamallin käytöstä.

Ihmisäänen salamallin pohjalta luodun audiomateriaalin generointi ja saataville tuottaminen on rangaistavaa.


  1. Seitsemän ulottuvuutta ovat seuraavasti: 3 karteesista X,Y,Z sekä 2 valon tulokulmalle ja 2 lähtökulmalle. Enlanniksi termi on “Bidirectional reflectance distribution function”, BRDF. Lisätietoa tutkielmassani joka linkitetty kohdassa “lisälukemista”. Kanavia on kolme R, G ja B joilla voidaan muodostaa teoriassa kaikki mahdolliset valot.
  2. Elokuvateatterikielessä ns. “3-D”. Todellisuudessa ulottuvuus lienee ilmaistava vain 2 kpl 2-ulotteisia tasoja.
  3. Hallussapitäjiä kehoitettaisiin lähinnä ottamaan apua vastaan eikä kriminalisoida.
  4. Kts. esim Adobe Voco ja DeepMind WaveNet. Ei vielä julkisesti kuunneltavana.

Pohjimmaiset saatesanat

Se saattaa olla seitsemänulotteinen ja me ollaan suunnilleen neljässä ulottuvuudessa mutta ne ei pääse siitä 2-D projektiosta ulos jos ei me päästetä sitä enään. Onko täällä kenelläkään mitään poliittista tahtoa yrittää tehdä tälle mitään?


Katseltavaa (vakavasti)

Katseltavaa (enemmän viihteellä)

Lisälukemista


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Translation: Tao Te King – Chapter 81. Proof of simplicity

Chapter 81. Proof of simplicity

Honest words are not high and mighty, mighty and high words are not reliable.

The man of  Tao does not argue.

Statue of Laozi in Quanzhou
Statue of Laozi in Quanzhou 中文: 福建泉州老君岩. Uploaded via Flickr to Commons by Dirrival.

Those who argue are not skilled in the Tao.

Those who know it are not scholars. The scholars don’t know it.

A wise man does not amass treasures.

The more he spends on others the more he himself has.

The more he gives to others the richer he becomes.

This is the heavenly Tao that passes through all things, but offends no-one.

This is the wise man’s Tao that acts but does not fight.

End of the Book of the Way of Virtue


Own translation from 1925 Finnish translation by Pekka Ervast (ISBN 951-8995-01-X) with kind permission of Ruusu-Ristin Kirjallisuusseura ry.

Translation: Tao Te King – Chapter 2. Becoming perfect

Chapter 2. Becoming perfect

When the world speaks of the beauty of beauty then ugliness is defined in the same.

Painting picturing Laozi looking troubled
Laozi is not totally free of the pain of knowledge but knowing the Tao decreases the pain caused by search for information. PD-life-plus-70

When good is seen as good then evil is also immediately clear.

Thus being and unbeing both awaken each other; same as difficult and easy, distant and near, high and low, sounding and tinkling, head of the troop and the follower.

A wise one deals only with what is unprejudiced.

He teaches without using words; he works effortlessly, he produces without owning; he acts without seeking the fruits of labor; he finishes his tasks without borrowing; and as he does not claim anything to be his, it cannot be said that he would ever lose anything.


Own translation from 1925 Finnish translation by Pekka Ervast (ISBN 951-8995-01-X) with kind permission of Ruusu-Ristin Kirjallisuusseura ry.

Translation: Tao Te King – Chapter 80. Standing alone

Chapter 80. Standing alone

If I had a small kingdom and only ten or hundred able men, I would not use them for government.

I would teach the people to view death as a high thing and then they would not go abroad to seek it.

Even if they had ships and carriages, they would not leave with them.

Painting of 2 women mending a fishing net
“Improve the present hour” by Winslow Homer depicting two women mending a fishing net. Uploaded by Davepape. PD-life-plus-100

Even if they had war gear they would never have an opportunity to wear them. The people would return again to using yarn and knots (instead of writing).

They would notice coarse food to be palatable, keep their simple clothing beautiful, see their houses as places of rest and would enjoy their simple entertainments.

Even if nearby there was another state and from there the crowing of the roosters and barking of the dogs sounded, my people would grow old and die without needing to socialize with them.


Own translation from 1925 Finnish translation by Pekka Ervast (ISBN 951-8995-01-X) with kind permission of Ruusu-Ristin Kirjallisuusseura ry.

Translation: Tao Te King – Chapter 79. Keeping promise

Chapter 79. Keeping promise

When agreement has been reached after a long dispute, one side always grumbles. And how could this be said a good resolution to an argument?

That is why the wise one takes his part of the commitment and does not demand anything else for himself.

Picture of even scales made from
Glyph of the Unicode character U+2696 scales, using the font Symbola. CC0 and PD-unicode. Artist and uploader Karl432.

A just man checks only his own obligations in an agreement but the unjust seeks his own profit.

The heavenly Tao has no favorites.

It always helps the good.


Own translation from 1925 Finnish translation by Pekka Ervast (ISBN 951-8995-01-X) with kind permission of Ruusu-Ristin Kirjallisuusseura ry.