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News Posted on May 15, 2013

Professor Chander Comments on ‘Revenge Porn" for KCRA-3

Professor Anupam Chander commented for a news report on television station KCRA-3 about the possible need for legal penalties to deter the online posting of "revenge porn," or explicit images posted without consent by vindictive ex-lovers.  Alleged victims have sued operators of revenge porn sites, but currently there is no law criminalizing the posting of such images.

Professor Chander said that a criminal law banning revenge porn should be considered as a way to help victims combat the offense. "We haven't yet as a society really come to understand what the implications are. We've never lived in a world where everything we did when we were 20 (years old) is remembered when we are 60," Chander said.

Professor Anupam Chander is a leading scholar in the law of globalization and digitization, and has written widely on international law and cyber law.  He is also Director of the California International Law Center at King Hall.