It’s Still Easy to Get Away With Revenge Porn

And while the debate continues over what further revenge porn laws, if any, will be implemented, Toups says remaining vocal is key.

“If this has happened to you, just yesterday or five years ago, don’t be afraid to speak out, ” she says. “It’s a new issue that a lot of people aren’t aware of yet, but that’s why we’re doing what we’re doing.

“Jacobs agrees: “There are plenty of resources out there. It can seem like frustratingly slow progress, but it is progress — and we can’t ignore that.”

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Howell woman arrested for posting nude photos of ex-boyfriend online |

A 26-year-old Howell woman was charged with multiple offenses on Friday for allegedly posting nude images of her ex-boyfriend online.”

“Capasso was charged with one count of third-degree invasion of privacy and one count of second-degree bias crimes. She was lodged in the Ocean County Jail on $15,000 bail with no 10-percent option as set by Ocean County Superior Court Judge Francis Hodgson.”

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Howell woman arrested for posting nude photos of ex-boyfriend online, report says |

Victims of revenge porn deserve real protection | Holly Jacobs | Comment is free |

My ex-boyfriend was the first one to put me out there, exposing me in my most intimate moments. He did it for control. He did it for revenge. He did it for whatever reasons perpetrators normally have for stalking, harassing, and violating others.

At no point was I allowed to escape and move on. The internet made it possible for my ex and strangers to reach into my life, no matter where I was, and destroy everything I was trying to build. And nobody was willing to stop him.

I was the second person to put myself out there. When I couldn’t stand hiding anymore, having changed my name and lived in fear for years, I took back control of my life. I took it back by saying:

Yes that’s me in those pictures, in that video, and I am not ashamed. I have a right to live my life and not be afraid.

That was the birth of End Revenge Porn, which turned into the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI). Every step in building CCRI has been a learning experience, both in the logistics of starting an organization and in how a movement takes on a life of its own.

We have barely begun, but we find ourselves buoyed by overwhelming support, even as we receive a stream of hateful messages from strangers. This is a culture war, but it is one I have faith we will win, perhaps more quickly than our opposition expects.”


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Concurring Opinions » Squaring Revenge Porn Criminal Statutes with First Amendment Protections

“Yesterday, the New York Times editorial board endorsed the efforts of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to criminalize revenge porn. As the editorial board urged, states should follow the lead of New Jersey in crafting narrow statutes that prohibit the publication of nonconsensual pornography. Such efforts are indispensable for victims whose lives are upended by images they shared or permitted to be taken on the understanding that they would remain confidential. No one should be able to turn others into objects of pornography without their consent. Doing so ought to be a criminal act.

Professor Mary Anne Franks has been at the forefront of legislative efforts in New York, Wisconsin, and Maryland. Soon, I will be blogging about the work Franks and I have done with Maryland legislators. Now, I would like to shift our attention to the First Amendment. As free speech scholar Eugene Volokh has argued elsewhere, non-consensual pornography can be criminalized without transgressing First Amendment guarantees. Let me explain why from the vantage point of my book Hate 3.0 (forthcoming Harvard University Press) and an essay Franks and I are writing for the Wake Forest Law Review.”

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