California Extends Statute of Limitations for Revenge Porn

In 2013, California became one of the first states to outlaw revenge porn (also known as cyber exploitation or digital rape) in enacting Penal Code § 647(j)(4). Shortly thereafter, the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative published a study finding that: (i) 93% of victims suffered significant emotional distress as a result of their victimization; (ii) 82%…

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Rep. Speier Introduces Intimate Privacy Protection Act

  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…

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WMC Releases Guide for Image Take Downs

Without My Consent Release Guide for Intimate Image Take Downs Congratulations to Without My Consent on the release of its Something Can Be Done! Resource Guide for attacking revenge porn postings.  The site also provides resources on pursuing cyber exploitation claims in federal and selected state courts. The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative also provides resources that include:…

ILC Supports Giving Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.…