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[9WashJLTech&Arts227] When Is a YouTube Video a "True Threat"?

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dc.contributor.author Celis, Pedro
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-01T19:57:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-01T19:57:47Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04
dc.identifier.citation 9 WASH. J.L. TECH.& ARTS 227 (2014) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1329
dc.description Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, Volume 9, Issue 3, Winter 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: In United States v. Jeffries, the Sixth Circuit upheld a defendant’s conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) for transmitting a threat through interstate commerce after the defendant posted a music video on YouTube. The video threatened a local judge presiding over the defendant’s child custody proceedings. Circuits have split on whether§ 875(c) and other similar federal threat statutes require the defendant to possess a subjective intent to threaten. This Article argues that the “true threat” test courts use to apply § 875(c) essentially incorporates a subjective intent to threaten. The Article then applies the subjective intent requirement to YouTube videos, using the reasoning in United States v. Alkhabaz as a model. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Constitutional & Regulatory en_US
dc.title [9WashJLTech&Arts227] When Is a YouTube Video a "True Threat"? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright Pedro Celis en_US


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