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Why Revenge Pornography Matters

Why Revenge Pornography Matters

Bikini ImageThis Sunday I’ll be at SXSW Interactive, There, I’ll be joined by my good friend Katie Sunstrom for a 5 PM presentation entitled “The Grim Reality of Revenge Porn & Defamation“.

The talk, as planned right now, is going to be a wide ranging legal discussion about the current realities of revenge pornography, or the posting of nude/sexual images of others without their permission. It will include discussions on copyright, defamation, privacy as well as recent cases and some of the new laws passed.

While I’m very excited about this presentation, and would certainly love to see many of you there, I have to acknowledge that this is a very difficult subject. Not only does adult content in any context put many ill at ease, but the very intimate violation of trust and the emotional toll it can take makes many others uneasy talking about the issue.

However, it’s these very factors that make it so important we discuss revenge pornograophy openly. Simply put, this isn’t a problem that’s going away and, as it grows, it will impact more and more lives. The problem is, the more we sweep it under the rug and try to ignore the problem or even blame the victims, the more the stigma and the harm it can do will grow.

In short, it’s time to treat revenge pornography like the serious issue it is, even if some people aren’t ready or willing to talk about it.Continue Reading

Heading to SXSWi 2014!

Heading to SXSWi 2014!

A panel I am on was selected for SXSWi 2014, I’m hoping to see some of you there as we try to make sense of the thorny issue of revenge porn.Continue Reading

How Trademark Law Helped Create “XXX”

How Trademark Law Helped Create “XXX”

The X rating was meant to designate mainstream movies with adult content, but thanks to a trademark move, pornographers were able to use it.Continue Reading

3 Count: Love Lost

3 Count: Love Lost

Lovelace will release on time after injunction is tossed, Green Day decision upheld on appeal and streaming may become a felony soon in the U.S.Continue Reading

Tor’s Attack and its Impact on Piracy

Tor’s Attack and its Impact on Piracy

A recent arrest and attack has sent shockwaves through the Tor community. But what impact will this have on copyright holders, some who have had their works pirated on Tor?Continue Reading

3 Count: Algernon’s Flowers

3 Count: Algernon’s Flowers

Copyright holders speak before the House Judiciary Committee, UK porn filters may also filter file sharing sites and copyright glitch cancels high school play.Continue Reading

Tumblr Causes Millions of Adult Blogs to Vanish

Tumblr Causes Millions of Adult Blogs to Vanish

A recent policy change by Tumblr caused over 12 million adult blogs to disappear from search engines. It’s a hard lesson, but an important one too.Continue Reading

3 Count: 8 Mile Response

3 Count: 8 Mile Response

German court rules pornography can’t be copyrighted, Facebook responds to Eminem’s lawsuit and Bing introduces CC image search.Continue Reading

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 277 – MMS Mistakes

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 277 – MMS Mistakes

IsoHunt loses its appeal, AP scores a big win over Meltwater, wireless carriers get MMS infringement case tossed and much more! Continue Reading

3 Count: Portugal’s Next!

3 Count: Portugal’s Next!

Protuguese newspapers seek payment from Google, Danish artist loses case over critical collage and CIAPC takes down Pirate Bay parody site.Continue Reading