Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination Cases
66 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2017 Last revised: 19 Sep 2017
Date Written: April 16, 2017
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
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