NonConsensual Pornography: Prevention is Key

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Matthew Edward Carey*

Introduction

Adults today are sharing intimate content with each other at a rate never before seen: nearly half have used their mobile device to share or receive “intimate content,” 16 percent have sent intimate content to a complete stranger, and 14 percent have filmed “sexual content” on their mobile devices. In the United States, one in three adults has filmed sexual content on a mobile device, and teenagers film and share sexual content at an even higher rate. But what happens to this content after it has been willingly shared? These consensually shared images are frequently used by their recipients in the manner intended by the sender, but oftentimes the images are further shared by the recipients without the sender’s permission in what has come to be known as “revenge pornography” or nonconsensual pornography (NCP). While NCP has rapidly grown from an emergent genre into a major national concern, the legal framework in the United States has yet to see an approach that adequately protects NCP victims. Continue reading “NonConsensual Pornography: Prevention is Key”

Why You Should Be Unsettled by the Biggest Automotive Settlement in History

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Sarah Dadush*

Introduction

In September 2015, the world learned that Volkswagen (VW) had rigged millions of its “clean diesel” vehicles with illegal software designed to cheat emissions tests. Tests carried out with the cheat device indicated that the cars were as clean as advertised; however, tests carried out without the cheat device revealed that the cars in fact emitted up to forty times the legal limit of polluting nitrogen oxides. The fraud, which some have taken to calling “Dieselgate,” lasted for over seven years. When affected owners learned that their cars were much more toxic than advertised, what were they upset about? Was it that their cars were now worth fewer dollars, or was it that they had been deceived into being bad global citizens when they thought they were being good? Continue reading “Why You Should Be Unsettled by the Biggest Automotive Settlement in History”