RightsUp Podcast – Ep1: Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law
08 May 2015, 12:00 | http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/rightsup-global-perspective-human-rights-law-front

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the day, bringing in new perspectives from all over the world by talking to experts, academics, practicing lawyers, activists and policy makers who are at the forefront of tackling these difficult issues.

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Episode 1: Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law

In this episode we speak to leading academics, practitioners and activists about the phenomenon of ‘revenge porn’ – what it is, why it is so harmful, and what the law can and is doing about it.

This episode was written, edited and produced by Kira Allmann, Laura Hilly and Max Harris.  With special thanks to Prof Sandra Fredman, Tom Peach and our guests.  Music written and performed by Rosemary Allmann.

Interviewees:

Prof Lilian Edwards, Professor of E-Governance at Strathclyde University and Director of the Centre for Internet Law and Policy

Prof Mary Anne Franks, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami

Dr Holly Jacobs, Founder, President and Executive Director, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

Jessica Mason, MSc Candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Prof Clare McGlynn, Professor of Law, University of Durham

Dr Ann Olivarius, Senior Partner, McAllister Olivarius

Prof Erika Rackley, Professor of Law, University of Birmingham

 

Further Reading:

Support Organisations and Campaigns:

  • Cyber Civil Rights Initiative: non-profit organization engaging in advocacy work through the development of individual campaigns meant to target specific cyber harassment issues.
  • End Revenge Porn: a campaign run by CCRI that advocates for legislation against revenge porn and also provides resources for victims of it.
  • Revenge Porn Helpline: A free helpline offering confidential advice and support.  Helpline open from 10.00am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Emails can be sent at any time to help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk
  • Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (SPITE#revengepornlaw):a free legal advice service provided to anyone who has been a victim of ‘revenge porn’, or subjected to the ‘sharing and publication of images to embarrass’ by another individual.
  • Be Aware B4 You Share: Ministry of Justice Campaign highlighting the new ‘revenge porn’ provisions and encouraging victims to come forward and report incidents.
  • Ban Revenge Porn: A campaign in the UK petitioning Parliament to criminalize revenge porn.
  • Stop Revenge Porn Scotland: A campaign against revenge porn by Scottish Women’s Aid.
  • Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project: A collaboration between K&L Gates and CCRI to provide pro bono legal aid for revenge porn victims
  • Without My Consent: A resource providing information on revenge porn and what can be done

Credits:

RightsUp is brought to you by the Oxford Human Rights Hub, providing global perspectives on human rights, at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, with the support of a grant from The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), a University of Oxford initiative that seeks to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research.


RightsUp is written, produced and edited by Kira Allmann, Max Harris, and Dr Laura Hilly, with music written and performed by Rosemary Allmann.  The RightsUp team is grateful for the support of Professor Sandra Fredman, Dr Meghan Campbell, Zoe Davis-Heaney and the team at the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

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