Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

invasion of privacy

Abstract

The non-consensual publication of non-newsworthy sexually graphic images deserves criminal punishment. It produces grave emotional and dignitary harms, exacts steep financial costs, and increases the risks of physical assault. A narrowly and carefully crafted criminal statute can comport with the First Amendment. Criminalization of revenge porn is necessary to protect against devastating privacy invasions that chill self-expression and ruin lives.

Journal

49 Wake Forest Law Review (2014).

Disciplines

First Amendment | Internet Law

Recommended Citation

49 Wake Forest Law Review (2014).