What Web Hosts Can Do About Revenge Porn – Web Host Industry Review

Excellent advice about how to get pictures down from a site.

“Using DMCA Requests to Takedown Revenge PornSince the copyright for a photo by default belongs to whomever took the photo, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is the mechanism that allowed Laws to request the takedown of the photos.

The DMCA requires online publishers to take down copyrighted works at the request of copyright holders. Of course, it’s not unusual for revenge porn sites owner to disregard DMCA takedown requests. In such cases, one can go above their heads by providing the site’s upstream providers with takedown requests.

When Laws’ attorney served Black Lotus with a DMCA complaint, Black Lotus was able to block the content in its proxy, essentially making the content inaccessible – at least mostly.

“Blocking the content was effective because it was made very clear to our customer that any attempt to circumvent this measure would result in termination of service,” says Lyon. “I am told that the content eventually found its way to other sites hosted outside of Black Lotus, but this is unfortunately outside our control.”

Despite its flaws, those trying to control the spread of photos they took should issue DMCA takedown notices to sites showing the image, as well as to Google, whose search index provides an easy way to find this media. There are even services such as DMCA.com that will send notices for a fee. Service providers usually need to see a DMCA request in order to block or remove a client’s media.”

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I was a victim of revenge porn. I don’t want anyone else to face this | Annmarie Chiarini | Comment is free | theguardian.com

I was a victim of revenge porn. I don’t want anyone else to face this

My ex sold nude photos of me on eBay and put them on a porn site. But I fought back and am pushing to make this illegal


‘Revenge porn’ victims press for new laws

The Big Story



By Anne Flaherty

“An increasing number of states, including Maryland, Wisconsin and New York, are considering whether to make it illegal to post any sexually explicit image online without that person’s permission. But groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation say they worry such proposals run afoul of the First Amendment.

“We generally don’t think that finding more ways to put people in prison for speech is a good thing,” said Adi Kamdar, an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “A lot of times, these laws — if they aren’t narrowly focused enough — they can be interpreted too broadly.”

Mary Anne Franks, a law professor at the University of Miami who is helping states draft revenge porn laws, counters that sharing a nude picture with another person implies limited consent similar to other business transactions.

“If you give your credit card to a waiter, you aren’t giving him permission to buy a yacht,” Franks said.”


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Fighting Revenge Porn – WJLA7 News

November 7, 2013


Fighting Revenge Porn

By Rebecca Cooper

Follow this link to see the video of my interview with Rebecca:


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