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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

Snapchat, Facebook Poke and the Rise of Secure Messaging

Snapchat, Facebook Poke and the Rise of Secure Messaging

Snapchat and Facebook Poke claim to make your images secure, but do they really and, if not, what can be done about the problem?Continue Reading

3 Count: Irish Response

3 Count: Irish Response

Irish newspapers respond to Google News dispute, Swedish supreme court OKs revealing pirate identities and IMAGiNE leader sentenced to five years in prison.Continue Reading

Randi Zuckerberg and the Facebook Privacy Problem

Randi Zuckerberg and the Facebook Privacy Problem

Randi Zuckerbeg’s photo leak is not just a problem for her, it’s a problem for all Facebook users and even people who aren’t on the service.Continue Reading

Jonathan Bailey on This Week in Law (Again)

Jonathan Bailey on This Week in Law (Again)

Last week Denise Howell and Evan Brown agreed, against their better judgment, to have me as a guest host on This Week in Law. Here’s the outcome.Continue Reading

3 Count: Privacy Please

3 Count: Privacy Please

Oracle’s legal woes vs Google continue, Cambodian sites attacked after Pirate Bay founder arrested and is your Bittorrent activity monitored?Continue Reading

Are Doctors Abusing Copyright to Stop Negative Reviews?

Are Doctors Abusing Copyright to Stop Negative Reviews?

A group called Medical Justice has begun using copyright to help doctors “gag” unwanted reviews. However, the legality of this process is very much up for debate.Continue Reading

3 Count: Ad-Free Version

3 Count: Ad-Free Version

The latest on the Pharmatext case, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer in YouTube controversy and porn company sues Hotfile.Continue Reading

3 Count: Denial of Sanity

3 Count: Denial of Sanity

The latest on the DDoS attacks against anti-piracy sites, an email leak at one anti-pirate law firm and the appeal of The Pirate Bay convictions in Sweden.Continue Reading

3 Count: Who Owns Who?

3 Count: Who Owns Who?

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: No, You Don’t Own It: Court Upholds EULAs, Threatens Digital Resale First off today, in the case of Vernor v. Autodesk, which saw Autodesk go after a businessman who was reselling licenses of their AutoCAD design software on eBay, the USContinue Reading