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'Revenge porn' and the actio iniuriarum: using 'old law' to solve 'new problems'.

Brown, Jonathan

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Jonathan Brown



Abstract

'Revenge porn', as the non-consensual distribution of private sexual images and videos has been termed, is conceptualised as an inextricably modern phenomenon which the law is not appropriately equipped to deal with. The advent of smartphone technology has ensured that sexually explicit material can be created easily (with or without the knowledge of all parties) and disseminated quickly. An increasing number of individuals (generally, though not necessarily, women) have fallen victim to this phenomenon in recent years. This has led to calls for legislative intervention. Many academics and campaigners have taken the view that the publication of such material deserves to incur punishment by the criminal law.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2018
Journal Legal studies
Print ISSN 0261-3875
Electronic ISSN 1748-121X
Publisher Wiley Open Access
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Issue 3
Pages 396-410
Institution Citation BROWN, J. 2018. 'Revenge porn' and the actio iniuriarum: using 'old law' to solve 'new problems'. Legal studies [online], 38(3), pages 396-410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/lst.2018.8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/lst.2018.8
Keywords Revenge porn; Sexually explicit material; Smartphones; Legislative intervention; Criminal law

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