• Florida Moves A Bill To Make ‘Revenge Porn’ Illegal

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    The state of Florida has just introduced a new bill that would make publishing explicit photos or videos of someone without their consist a felony. This growing problem, known as revenge porn, is currently the center of thousands of lawsuits by women and men who claim their lives were ruined by online nude photos.

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    Activists are now calling this issue “non-consensual porn” and are working with state and federal lawmakers to criminalize the act.

    According to Jezebel:

    Currently, victims of revenge porn do have legal recourse should their scandalizing selfies find their way into the Internet’s morass of masturbatory visual aids. However, the various civil options for fighting someone who has posted pictures or videos to a revenge porn site can be expensive and complicated, which in turn does little to dissuade basement-lurking troglodytes from posting all the revenge porn they have access to.

    Websites, such as Texxxan.com that host x-rated images, have also contributed to the problem.

    Unless revenge porn posters — not likely to have a lot of social collateral to put up in a civil suit — fear that they’ll be shuffled off to prison for their Internet indiscretions, there’s only so much revenge porn victims can do to exact justice. The Florida bill is a step in the right direction, but only a step, according to legal analysts University of Miami law professor Mary Anne Franks.

    What do you think about criminalizing “revenge porn?” Should it be a felony, or the sender have just been more careful?

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