State lawmakers pass Internet privacy, revenge porn bills

Making progress in Wisconsin!

“Also Tuesday, the Assembly approved its bill criminalizing revenge porn, with supporters saying they wanted Wisconsin to become the third state to take that stand. The measure passed on a voice vote with little dissent.

The bill is meant to curb people from posting photos or videos of their former partners after a relationship goes sour. Once explicit images have been posted on the Internet, they can be all but impossible to remove because they are quickly copied and posted on an array of websites.

“Once its on the Internet, its there forever, ” Vos said.  “You cant really take it back.”

California and New Jersey are the only states to ban revenge porn, said the bills sponsor, Rep. John Spiros R-Marshfield. New Jerseys ban has been on the books for about a decade, while California recently passed its law.”

via State lawmakers pass Internet privacy, revenge porn bills.

From the Associated Press:

“MADISON, Wis.—The state Assembly overwhelmingly passed a Republican proposal Tuesday that would outlaw the posting of revenge porn, moving Wisconsin closer to becoming the third state in the country to crack down on ex-lovers spreading nude pictures of each other.

Revenge porn refers to the practice of jilted lovers posting naked pictures of their ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends online in an effort to embarrass them or cost them a job.”

http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_24506031/wis-assembly-consider-revenge-porn-bill

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  1. MR F CHIARINI

     /  November 13, 2013

    Good for Wisconsin!!!!!

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