California Congresswoman Jackie Speier, joined by Reps. Katherine Clark (MA-5), Ryan Costello (PA-6), Gregory Meeks (NY-5), and Thomas Rooney (FL-17), has introduced Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) to create a national ban on revenge porn. Although 34 states have passed laws to address nonconsensual pornography, their approaches vary widely. Speier contends that a federal law is needed to provide a single, clear articulation of the elements of the crime and ensure that Americans in every part of the country have the means to protect themselves if they subjected to such abuse.
Making the Case For Legislation
Cyber Exploitation/Revenge Porn Background and Resources
- “The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and the Fight Against Revenge Porn” with Mary Anne Franks – Cyber Law and Business Report (February 10, 2015)
- “Voices of Revenge Porn” – Cyber Law and Business Report (July 31, 2013)
- Without My Consent Release Guide for Intimate Image Take Downs
- California Attorney General’s Cyber Exploitation Page with Resources for Victims and Law Enforcement.