Australian state outlaws revenge porn

“South Eastern Australian state, Victoria, has become the first to make ‘revenge-porn’ illegal, by modifying existing sexting laws, making it against the law to publish nude pictures of someone without their consent. The hope is that this will help stop jilted lovers attempting to humiliate their ex-partners.

The new law that will be brought together with existing legislation, will make it an offence to take part in “non-consensual sexting,” thereby making it illegal to deliberately send naked pictures of someone that isn’t yourself. However, caveats have been added to make sure that children who are caught out by the law are not also hit with child pornography charges.”

 

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Australian state outlaws revenge porn | KitGuru.

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