Criminalizing Revenge Porn: Frequently Asked Questions

Mary Anne Franks

University of Miami School of Law

October 9, 2013

Nonconsensual pornography is the distribution of sexually graphic images of individuals without their consent. This includes images that were originally obtained without consent (e.g. hidden recordings or recordings of sexual assaults) as well as images originally obtained with consent within the context of a private or confidential relationship (e.g. images consensually given to an intimate partner who later distributes them without consent, popularly referred to as “revenge porn”). Nonconsensual pornography does not include images taken of individuals in public or of people engaged in unsolicited and unlawful sexual activity, such as flashing.

This short document provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about criminalizing revenge porn and other forms of nonconsensual pornography.

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Keywords: revenge porn, First Amendment, cyber harassment, non-consensual pornography, free speech, nonconsensual pornography

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Date posted: October 12, 2013 ; Last revised: July 25, 2014

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Franks, Mary Anne, Criminalizing Revenge Porn: Frequently Asked Questions (October 9, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2337998 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2337998

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University of Miami School of Law ( email )
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Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States
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