Skip to comments.Israel Is the First Country to Outlaw Revenge Porn
Posted on 01/08/2014 3:17:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
0n Monday, Israel became the first country to outlaw revenge porn. Time reports that a new amendment to the countrys Sexual Harassment Bill, which passed unanimously in the Knesset, stipulates that distributing sexually explicit content to the Internet without the subjects free and full consent will be considered sexual harassment, punishable by up to five years in jail. Until now, posting compromising photos of an unwilling subject has been difficult to prosecute: New Jersey and California are the only U.S. states that have criminalized posting non-consensual sexual media online, and similar laws have failed to pass in Florida and Missouri.
What does this mean, exactly? Are they talking about photos or videos made without the subject's knowledge, or photos/videos that the subject knew about but didn't agree to put online ... or both?
I think they mean things like guys posting any nude pics their girlfriends sent them. Done after ugly breakup.
I agree it’s all confusing, that’s why I wonder if it can work as a law. Young people seems to make things public that slightly older people would not have considered in a sci-fi movie.
They outlawed it a few months ago in California I thought.
Less nekkid pics of Hebrew Hotties
’ its all confusing’
This IS confusing. I need to see some examples of this revenge porn to better understand this phenomenon.
California is not a country. It’s part of the United States.
If I'd known it was that porn-y, I'd have watched it by now ...
I know. But, I keep trying not to believe it.
“But officer, I didn’t post that. Someone must have posted it from my computer, when I left my computer logged in during a party; I just have no idea who.” How do they prove who posted porn?
I have a better idea. How about girls who don’t want 3 million people looking at their nude pics don’t give such pics to guys they are not married to (and perhaps even not then - the real thing is FAR better and safer than a photo!).
I find it amusing (in a sad sort of way) the stark contradiction of cultures that sees this generation - having enjoying the benefits of “zero tolerance”, “conflict resolution” and political correctness for most of their lives routinely treat each other like crap in ways that many of my generation would never dream of doing.
I blame Øbomba ;’)
In your example they would go after whoever has the internet service that was assigned the IP. If you let people use your computer & internet connection you are liable for what happens.
I have a good friend back home who is very successful. Years ago he was arrested because they found child porn on his computer. Turns out this computer was in the company office, not even at his house and turns out he was also framed.
It messed up his life for sometime and even now because they printed his name in a local paper he still has issues.
I don’t know how they can enforce this, the methods of exploiting seem high.
That should not be the case. I find such arbitrary laws to be reprehensible, if for no other reason than because the bitter ex could come for a friendly visit and then post a "revenge" video of herself just for the purpose of having her ex prosecuted. Bad laws are bad laws, and this is one (note: I have never made, posted, or even possessed such a video/picture; I'm not a player in this sort of game). The idea that someone with no computer password (or a password the ex can guess) could spend five years in prison for bad judgement, disgusts me.
Protect your property