The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces

35 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last revised: 10 Jul 2017

Alexandra F. Levy

University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame Law School

Date Written: June 28, 2017

Abstract

Websites that facilitate sexual commerce have, in recent years, become pet enemies of some self-styled anti-trafficking advocates. However, this war on intermediaries should not be confused with an actual fight against human trafficking. The same pathways that may give rise to exploitation are no less available to law enforcement seeking to recover victims - a fact that recommends against shuttering these spaces.

Keywords: Backpage, Commercial Sex, Communications Decency Act, Human Trafficking, Intermediary Liability, Sex Trafficking

Suggested Citation

Levy, Alexandra F., The Virtues of Unvirtuous Spaces (June 28, 2017). Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

Alexandra Frell Levy (Contact Author)

University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame Law School ( email )

Eck Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States

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