Revenge Porn Law

Confidential representation against individuals who spread revenge porn
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Legal Remedies

For revenge situations

Are you a victim of revenge porn?

Let’s first talk about what it is:  revealing or sexually explicit images or videos of a person posted on the Internet, typically by a former sexual partner, without the consent of the subject and in order to cause them distress or embarrassment.

While 38 states and the District of Columbia have laws against revenge porn, let’s talk about how copyright law can help you, the victim of revenge porn.

Revenge porn is a plague

Copyight law is the answer

Victims of revenge porn need a remedy that provides takedown procedures, civil liability for uploaders and websites, and the threat of money damages. Copyright law provides all of these remedies. Because an estimated 80 percent of revenge porn images are “selfies,” meaning that the subject and the photographer (author) are one in the same, the vast majority of victims of revenge porn can use copyright law to protect themselves.

Here at Verna Law, we will hear your confidential situation.  We will suggest a remedy for you in order to have the photographs and videos removed from the internet.  You, as the person who took the selfie, are the author of the work.  You, the victim of the revenge porn, have the power to have these items removed from the internet.

Your Privacy

Is protected by state law

You have the right to prevent anyone from publishing your image, your face, your name, from a private situation. Within the past few decades, the right of publicity has emerged as an independent type of claim that a person can make when his or her name or likeness is spread without their consent. Although the right of publicity is commonly associated with celebrities, every person, regardless of how famous, has a right to prevent unauthorized use of their name or image.

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Get videos and photographs removed from the internet

Utilize all civil/federal takedown procedures possible

Obtain monetary damages from offending parties

Pursue all legal remedies

 

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Authors of published and unpublished works retain the same exclusive rights under §106 of the Copyright Act. By definition, those participating in uploading, copying, and trafficking  in revenge porn violate the §106 exclusive rights of victims:  those who post images on websites create copies; websites make copies to store on servers and display copies of the original  images on the web. And, as the Supreme  Court stated in Stewart v. Abend, 495 U.S. 207 (1990),  the Copyright Act necessarily includes a right not to publish: victims  have chosen not to publish their own images, an exclusive right violated by their harassers in the revenge porn business.

Takedown Procedures

Takedown Procedures bring the power of the court behind orders to remove offensive material.

Civil Liability for Uploaders & Websites

Both the individual uploader and the website hosting the problematic content have liability for damages caused. We’ll use the power of the courts to enforce your rights.

Money Damages

Certain violations of copyright law can entitle the victim to monetary damages.The experts at Verna Law pursue all avenues to ensure adequate compensation for violations, pain and suffering.

Confidentiality

The experts at Verna Law will do the upmost to protect your identity during proceedings.

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