“Revenge Porn” and how laws are protecting victims

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Guests: Anisha Vora, Jim Carpenter and Danielle Keats Citron

New Jersey was the first state in the nation to ban non-consensual pornography, so-called “revenge porn,” in which an ex-spouse, partner or other individual that distributes sexually graphic images of another person without their consent. Since New Jersey’s law went in to effect in 2004, 33 other states have also made it illegal. We’ll discuss the impact that exploitation can have on victims with ANISHA VORA, whose ex-boyfriend was jailed for six months after he posted sexually explicit photos of her on several websites. JIM CARPENTER, Chief of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, will explain the law in Pennsylvania and why victims are often reluctant to prosecute, and University of Maryland School of Law professor DANIELLE KEATS CITRON will explain the economic ramifications of sexual privacy invasion and how she believes nonconsensual pornography laws can be written so that they do not infringe on free speech.

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