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Sexting and Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Approach


JoAnne Sweeny


University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

May 7, 2014

Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 102, No. 1, 2013-2014
University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2014-09

Abstract:     
According to a recent poll, one in four American teens could be legally labeled a child pornographer. Nearly thirty percent of teens in this poll admitted to engaging in "sexting," which may expose them to criminal prosecution under existing child pornography laws. "Sexting" is the modern term given to "the practice of sending or posting sexually suggestive text messages and images, including nude or semi-nude photographs, via cellular telephones or over the Internet." It is an increasingly popular practice in the United States and abroad and, according to current child pornography laws, can result in teens serving long prison sentences and having to register as sex offenders.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 45

Keywords: juvenile, pornography, sexting, sex offender, freedom of speech

JEL Classification: K10, K14

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Date posted: May 9, 2014  

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Sweeny, JoAnne, Sexting and Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Approach (May 7, 2014). Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 102, No. 1, 2013-2014; University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2014-09. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2434221

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JoAnne Sweeny (Contact Author)
University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )
Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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