April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday in Paroline v. United States that a victim of child pornography may be entitled to restitution under 18 USC § 2259 but only to the extent the defendant's offense proximately caused the victim's losses. Doyle Paroline was convicted of possessing child ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Warren Binford of Willamette University College of Law argues that the US Supreme Court should hold individual possessors of child pornography liable for the full damages allowed under the Violence Against Women Act first to help victims of child pornography recover as ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Philippines Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Act), which penalizes libel online, is constitutional, despite a number of petitions challenging the law on the grounds that it unjustly limits citizens' rights including free speech. The Act combats various online ...[read more]
January 23, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Paroline v. United States, the court is considering whether a causal relationship must exist under 18 USC § 2259 between a defendant's conduct and the victim's harm in order for the victim to recover restitution. Doyle ...[read more]
November 10, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A UN independent rights expert on Friday called on the Benin government to better protect the rights of children after a visit to the country reportedly revealed widespread abuse and exploitation. UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography Najat Maalla ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Lauren Laing
UN officials on Thursday urged member states to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its three optional protocols at the upcoming 2013 treaty event, which will be held at its New York headquarters. The US, Somalia and South Sudan are the only three states that are not party to the ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
A controversial Russian Internet regulation law which gives the Russian government the ability to completely block access to certain websites went into effect on Thursday. The bill's stated purpose is to block access to child pornography and the encouragement of drug use or suicide. Reporters ...[read more]
September 16, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday signed a cybercrimes law to prevent various electronic offenses including forgery, fraud, identity theft and child pornography. The new crimes are grouped into two sections: Internet Crimes and Commercial Crimes. "Among the punishable acts under ...[read more]
September 8, 2012
by Max Slater
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed into law a bill that amends the state's penal code to prohibit the access and viewing of child pornography on the Internet. The bill was passed in response to the state Court of Appeals decision in People v. Kent, which held that under existing New ...[read more]
February 5, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
On February 5, 2010, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled that police in Germany were not permitted to secretly access computer and Internet data stored on criminal suspects' computers without proper authorization. The Court held that police hacking is illegal because no legal framework ...[read more]

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