Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination Cases

65 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2017  

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Angie Jin

Cornell University - Law School

Date Written: April 16, 2017

Abstract

Nonconsensual pornography dissemination has emerged as one of the key social issue of the digital age. In response, legislators are rapidly adding new laws to combat it. However, these laws supplement an extensive body of civil and criminal laws that already address many of the same concerns.

To get a better sense of the regulatory scope of the existing laws, we compiled eighty-seven enforcement actions involving nonconsensual pornography disseminations dating back to the 1980s. This compilation provides a useful baseline to critically evaluate any new laws against nonconsensual pornography dissemination.

Keywords: revenge pornography, nonconsensual pornography, involuntary pornography, child pornography, pornography, section 230

JEL Classification: K14, K13, K42

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric and Jin, Angie, Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination Cases (April 16, 2017). Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2953747

Eric Goldman (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
408-554-4369 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ericgoldman.org

Angie Jin

Cornell University - Law School ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States

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