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‘Revenge Porn’ bill heads to Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Judiciary Committee gave its approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it a crime to publicly share nude photos or video of a former partner on the Internet or any other public venue.

The sharing of photos of ex-lovers, even if the images were originally captured with consent, on social media and the Internet is a phenomenon known as “revenge porn.” Connecticut is among more than 20 states trying to figure out how to criminalize it without violating the First Amendment.

Rep. Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford, said it’s really difficult to write the bill in a way that doesn’t violate the First Amendment. But he thinks the committee may have gotten it right Wednesday.

The bill was modified to say that the content should be considered revenge porn when it’s disseminated “with the intent to harass, annoy, alarm, or terrorize another person.”

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

 

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2 responses to “‘Revenge Porn’ bill heads to Senate”

  1. Tobias

    I got an even better idea…. don’t do it to begin with! Leave it for your partner’s “eyes only!”

  2. Norewalk Lifer

    Laws are made to protect innocent people, period

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