Skip to comments.California Gov. Brown signs anti-revenge porn bill
Posted on 10/01/2013 10:43:16 PM PDT by oxcart
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups.
Senate Bill 255, which takes effect immediately, makes it a misdemeanor to post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without permission with the intent to cause emotional distress or humiliation. The penalty is up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
"Until now, there was no tool for law enforcement to protect victims," the bill's author, Sen. Anthony Cannella, said in a statement. "Too many have had their lives upended because of an action of another that they trusted."
Cannella, a Republican from Ceres, has said revenge porn is a growing problem in the age of social media, when photos and videos that were made privately during a relationship can find their way onto hundreds of websites.
Before the criminal law was enacted, California allowed victims to sue their virtual assailants, but that is an expensive and time-consuming option.
The American Civil Liberties Union had opposed the bill, arguing it might restrict free speech rights, which has been a concern in other states as well.
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Protecting stupid people from other stupid vindictive people....
I’d sure hate to be such a vengeful asshole that I would post intimate photos of a former lover on the internet. :-(
Some folks just need a good beating.
Those idiots that take photos up women’s skirts and post them on the net could also use a good working over.
I think Brown should get butt and check what the hell is going on with EDD forget about naked pics. The person is stupid to allow themselves being pictured nude not thinking of the consequences.
Being Moonbeam, and this being California, he is probably aiming this law at the homosexual community. They are well known for their bitchiness..............
People may not always know they are being taped or photographed.
Oh! Thank goodness! I’ll sleep so much better tonight now that this is the law. Whew!
your right Smoking, I remember a case like that where the female was unaware
I wonder why would one when the real thing is there.
Like you said stupid people doing stupid things.
...outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups.
All my pictures remain in my head for recall at a moment's notice and impossible to hack into.
I like the law. If I am going away for an extended period, I think I might like some naked photos to take with me. I would think many in the armed forces might do this during deployment.
And if there is a break up, I think posting these photos should be off limits.
Posting them before a break up is OK.
Would it not be too much to ask that maybe..just maybe, they ought not make sex videos ?
Should it not surprise them that it ends up on the internet when their relationship goes kaput?
I am way out of touch. I clicked on the thread thinking “Revenge Porn” was like the movie “Death Wish”, but with lots of naked chicks and guns. Wait, I’m getting an idea...