Podcast: Should Revenge Porn Be A Crime?

In our last episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we spoke to two activists urging federal and state laws to make revenge porn a crime. This week, we follow-up with two guests who believe such laws would be a serious mistake, because of both their chilling effect on free speech and their needless criminalization of conduct that can be addressed through other means.

Joining us as guests this week are:

  • Lee Rowland, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and formerly the voting rights counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice, where she successfully represented the League of Women Voters of Florida and others in constitutional challenges to Florida’s 2011 election law.
  • Marc Randazza, a First Amendment lawyer and editor of The Legal Satyricon who represents both adult entertainment companies and private individuals. He is a regular contributor to news sources such as CNN and Fox News, and is a frequent commentator on legal issues to the international media.

In the second half of the show, one of the advocates for criminalization, University of Miami law professor Mary Anne Franks, our guest on the first revenge porn show, returns to debate her perspective with Rowland and Randazza. It’s a spirited debate about a difficult topic.

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