SXSW Debate 2012 Take Away: We Need Data

March 17, 2012

At the South By Southwest Interactive conference last weekend, I debated Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on the question of whether social websites should allow for anonymous users. Declan McCullagh of CNET moderated, Cindy argued for full anonymity at social sites, and I argued that social sites are best served by not permitting 100% anonymous users.

Latest Trend In Online Reputational Harm

December 24, 2011

A new trend in online reputational harm is to post sexually explicit pictures of an ex on a revenge porn website along with a screen shot of her Facebook profile which has all of the employer/home town/high school-type information that people provide Facebook, so that when you search for the victim’s name, you find the nude images along with all of the victim’s personal information and public facing Facebook profile.

Using copyright infringement to remedy a privacy violation

November 20, 2011

I've received many queries about the website The site permits (and effectively encourages) people to post naked or explicit photos of individuals which are then linked to the name of the people portrayed in the images.

Protecting Plaintiff Doe: 2011 Year End Newsletter

November 9, 2011

Please follow this link to read our year end newsletter which describes the year's highlights and our thanks to the many people and organizations who have helped us get off the ground.

Without My Consent Appearing at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference in 2012

October 26, 2011

Without My Consent will be represented on two panels at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin in March 2012.

Someone Posted Something Nasty About You On The Internet. Now What?

July 19, 2011

In a post at the Not-So-Private-Parts blog at, Kashmir Hill completed a three-part series on online privacy by featuring Without My Consent. Parts 1 and 2 of her series are also worth the click.

Without My Consent Featured on This Week In Law

June 7, 2011

We were featured on episode 114 of This Week In Law with Denise Howell and Evan Brown.

How to Unmask the Internet’s Vilest Characters

June 2, 2011

Check out Emily Bazelon's excellent article, How to Unmask the Internet’s Vilest Characters, in the New York Times Magazine, (4/22/2011). Without My Consent is noted at the end of the article.

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