videoDecember 17 2015

Online Harassment and Abuse Reporting Policies (HARP)

Amanda Levendowski

Databite No. 63

Attorney and Internet Law & Policy Foundry fellow Amanda Levendowski discusses how to craft effective online harassment and abuse reporting policies (HARP). She discusses the online harassment taxonomy and platform permeability matrix that she developed to help users, designers, researchers and platforms conceptualize problems in online communities. Amanda also explores various approaches to tackling online harassment, with a focus on developing community norms. This talk also examines nonconsensual pornography, commonly referred to as “revenge porn,” as a study in the challenges of legal and regulatory enforcement against harassers.

Amanda Levendowski directs the new Intellectual Property and Information Policy (iPIP) Clinic at Georgetown Law. Her clinical projects and scholarship focus on developing practical approaches to cutting-edge legal problems at the intersection of intellectual property, information policy, and the public interest. Before joining Georgetown, she was a clinical teaching fellow with the NYU Technology Law & Policy Clinic, where she was also an Engelberg Center Fellow and an Affiliate Researcher with the Information Law Institute. She was previously an associate in the New York offices of Cooley and Kirkland & Ellis. She received her J.D. from New York University, where she received the Walter J. Derenberg Prize for copyright law, and her B.A. from New York University, where she developed a concentration in Publishing, Copyright and Technology.

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