The Protect Act
The PROTECT ACT fills the hole in existing law that allows pornography to be created, uploaded, and distributed online without the consent of persons depicted in the material. This has led to the victimization of countless women and men who have few or no remedies under present law.
Notably, the bill has robust requirements for websites to quickly remove content, and prevent re-upload of content, once they are notified the content was created or distributed without consent. Importantly, the bill adds criminal penalties for those who knowingly upload sexually explicit content without the consent of those depicted. This sends the message loud and clear that such activity is wrong, harmful, and will not be tolerated. This bill empowers IBSA victims to hold both the uploaders – and the platforms that profit from their abuse – accountable through civil remedies.
The PROTECT ACT is currently sponsored by Senator Mike Lee, but gaining support by both Democrats and Republicans.
You can take direct action now to help this bill become a law. Please take a moment to share this petition with your friends, family, and network. You can also click here to contact your state senator and tell them that we need The Protect Act.
If you are a survivor of IBSA, join us in signing the survivor letter by clicking here.