Masha’s Law: A Federal Civil Remedy for Child Pornography Victims

34 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2013

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

A federal civil remedy, Masha's Law, provides statutory damages of $150,000 for each violation of federal criminal child pornography statutes. This paper discusses how child pornography damages victims, the background and history of Masha's Law (18 U.S.C. 2255), basic strategies for filing and successfully prosecuting a legal action under Masha's Law, and constitutional challenges, corporate liability and foreign plaintiffs.

Keywords: Masha's Law, 18 U.S.C. 2255, child pornography, civil lawsuit

JEL Classification: K41, K14, K10, K19, K30, K39, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Marsh, James R., Masha’s Law: A Federal Civil Remedy for Child Pornography Victims (April 1, 2011). Syracuse Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 459, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2368998

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