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Criminalizing Revenge Porn


Danielle Keats Citron


University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Mary Anne Franks


University of Miami School of Law

May 19, 2014

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, 2014, p. 345+
U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-1

Abstract:     
Violations of sexual privacy, notably the non-consensual publication of sexually graphic images in violation of someone's trust, deserve criminal punishment. They deny subjects' ability to decide if and when they are sexually exposed to the public and undermine trust needed for intimate relationships. Then too they produce grave emotional and dignitary harms, exact steep financial costs, and increase the risks of physical assault. A narrowly and carefully crafted criminal statute can comport with the First Amendment. The criminalization of revenge porn is necessary to protect against devastating privacy invasions that chill self-expression and ruin lives.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 48

Keywords: invasion of privacy

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Date posted: December 19, 2013 ; Last revised: July 30, 2014

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Citron, Danielle Keats and Franks, Mary Anne, Criminalizing Revenge Porn (May 19, 2014). Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, 2014, p. 345+; U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-1. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2368946

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Danielle Keats Citron (Contact Author)
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
United States
Yale University - Yale Information Society Project
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society
Palo Alto, CA
United States
Mary Anne Franks
University of Miami School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.miami.edu/faculty-administration/mary-anne-franks.php?op=1

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