A Legal Examination of Revenge Pornography and Cyber-Harassment

Thomas Lonardo, Tricia Martland, Doug White

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This paper examines the current state of statutes in the United States as they relate to cyber-harassment in the context of “revenge porn”.  Revenge porn refers to websites which cater to those wishing to exploit, harass, or otherwise antagonize their ex partners using pornographic images and videos which were obtained during their relationships.  The paper provides examples and illustrations as well as a summary of current statutes in the United States.  The paper additionally explores some of the various legal remedies available to victims of revenge pornography.


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cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying, revenge pornography, legal statutes, cyber-crime

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