Civic Life
7:47 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Will Nevada Join States That Ban Revenge Porn?

The story usually goes like this. A woman sends a nude photo of herself to her boyfriend, imagining that the image will stay private. Time goes on, the romance disintegrates and the woman ends the relationship.

The man, outraged at having been jilted, then takes the intimate photos and posts them on a porn website. Or maybe he emails them to the woman’s employer. Maybe he tries to auction them on ebay.

Seems like an obvious violation of privacy at the very least, or at worst, a form of cyber sexual assault.

Eleven states have now passed laws banning revenge porn, and if Nevada’s attorney general’s office is successful, Nevada will soon be among them.

GUESTS

Marc Randazza, first amendment lawyer

Charlotte Laws, activist

Annmarie Chiarini, professor, activist, revenge porn victim

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