Drafting an Effective 'Revenge Porn' Law: A Guide for Legislators

14 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2014 Last revised: 17 Mar 2016

Date Written: August 17, 2015


This short document provides an overview of legislative efforts in the U.S. to criminalize "revenge porn," the colloquial term for nonconsensual pornography. It provides a detailed assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of enacted and proposed state laws as well as a model statute, statistics, and case studies.

Keywords: revenge porn, nonconsensual pornography, non-consensual porn, sexual privacy, privacy, internet harassment, internet abuse, cyber harassment

Suggested Citation

Franks, Mary Anne, Drafting an Effective 'Revenge Porn' Law: A Guide for Legislators (August 17, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2468823 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2468823

Mary Anne Franks (Contact Author)

George Washington School of Law ( email )

2000 H ST NW
Washington, DC

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.law.gwu.edu/mary-anne-franks

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