2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The Grim Reality of Revenge Porn & Defamation

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A conversation between consultant Jonathan Bailey an online publishing consultant and plagiarism expert and attorney Katie Sunstrom. Jonathan will share his experiences assisting victims of revenge porn and online defamation in getting embarrassing photos, videos and false defamatory information removed where possible. Katie will share her experiences in representing clients to do the same. They will together discuss the cross-over issues between the developing areas of case law surrounding revenge porn and online defamation and how those areas are developing from already-established areas of the law. They will discuss the emotional, financial and professional toll that is taken on their clients, the similarities with other forms of abuse and discuss safeguards for minimizing these activities.


Jonathan Bailey



Jonathan Bailey is a copyright and plagiarism consultant who has been battling content misuse of all types for 11 years. He founded Plagiarism Today in 2005 and became a full time copyright consulting dealing with issues of content tracking, removal, licensing and more. Because of his knowledge and relationships with the legal contacts at various social sites and publications he has also gained experience in fighting privacy issues, revenge porn and defamation. As the publisher of plagiarismtoday.com he frequently writes about and investigates these and related issues.


Katie Sunstrom


Lorance & Thompson PC

Before joining Lorance & Thompson in 2010, Katie practiced as a solo attorney and dedicated the majority of her practice to assisting and serving small businesses and individuals with their copyright, trademark, intellectual property, and business litigation needs. She adopts the entrepreneurial values of her clients and acts as a champion for them in their efforts to grow and protect their intellectual property and good will. Because her practice was a small business, she is able to identify with and better serve her clients’ unique needs. Prior to having her own firm, Katie practiced for five years with a Houston boutique patent litigation firm. She has also represented individuals and families against the MPAA and RIAA in copyright lawsuits and individuals who have been involved in online privacy and defamation disputes.

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