CCRI Extends Gratitude to Without My Consent

As you may have heard, our longtime friends and partners at Without My Consent (WMC) will formally cease operations at the end of this year.   The WMC team comprises some of the nation’s sharpest legal minds and most determined visionaries. WMC began to tackle the problem of nonconsensual pornography nearly a decade  ago. Since then, […]

CCRI Ambassador Amber Heard Supports Federal Bill Against Nonconsensual Porn

Only a federal law can help stop “revenge porn.” (This piece is cross-posted from The New York Times). Are We All Celebrities Now? By Amber Heard Ms. Heard is an actress and activist. Nov. 4, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ET In 2014, hundreds of private, intimate photos of celebrities — most of them women — were […]

CCRI President Pens Washington Post Op-Ed on Katie Hill

The Photos of Katie Hill Had Nothing to Do with Her Conduct (This piece is cross-posted from The Washington Post.) Oct. 30, 2019 By Mary Anne Franks  Mary Anne Franks is a professor of Law at the University of Miami and the author of “The Cult of the Constitution: Our Deadly Devotion to Guns and Free […]

CCRI Applauds Illinois Supreme Court Decision Upholding “Revenge Porn” Law Against First Amendment Challenge

For immediate release: CCRI Applauds Illinois Supreme Court Decision Upholding “Revenge Porn” Law Against First Amendment Challenge. In December 2014, Illinois passed the strongest criminal law against nonconsensual pornography in the country. The measure was drafted in collaboration with Cyber Civil Rights Initiative President Mary Anne Franks, who testified on behalf of the bill before […]

Congratulations to our Founder: A 2018 L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Founder Dr. Holly Jacobs, honored as one of L’Oréal Paris’ #WomenofWorth! Holly, we are so proud of and inspired by your work to end nonconsensual pornography (NCP). “Thank you to L’Oréal Paris and the Women of Worth Team at Points of Light for this incredible honor. For so many years, I felt worthless as a victim […]

“Revenge Porn” Law Survives Constitutional Challenge in Vermont

(This piece is cross-posted from University of Miami School of Law’s Race & Social Justice Law Review.) By Nicole McLemore Last month, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the state’s revenge porn law against a First Amendment challenge in State v. VanBuren.[1]While the Court declined to classify revenge porn as a new category of speech excluded from First Amendment protection, […]

Professor Erwin Chemerinsky and Expert Panelists Support Bipartisan Federal Bill Against Nonconsensual Pornography

Four members of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) were featured speakers at the 2017 U.S. Department of Justice Cybercrime Symposium, which was held on September 15 at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey Law School. CCRI’s former Victim Services Director Annmarie Chiarini delivered the lunchtime keynote address. Danielle Citron, a member of CCRI’s advisory […]

Nonconsensual Porn: A Common Offense

 

Protecting Intimate Privacy: The Fight Against “Revenge Porn”

(This piece is cross-posted from Refinery29.) All of us share private information with third parties at some point in our lives, from home addresses to medical records to credit card numbers. Many of us share private information several times a day. The behavior is so routine that we don’t think about the fact that sharing […]