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Federal 'Revenge Porn' Bill Will Seek to Shrivel Booming Internet Fad

EFF IN THE NEWS
March 27, 2014

 Matt Zimmerman, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told U.S. News in November he’s concerned about the possible effects of a federal law against revenge porn.

"Frequently, almost inevitably, statutes that try to do this type of thing overreach," he said. "The concern is that they're going to shrink the universe of speech that's available online."

Zimmerman – who would support expanding civil liability for posters – said criminal law would be a “dangerous” way to address the problem because Internet companies would likely respond by reflexively removing content any time there's a complaint.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
US News & World Report

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