Salon Article – Doxxing Internt Babes: “She Wanted It”

“Doxxing is the Internet’s ultimate form of slut-shaming – and, as this latest case shows, it doesn’t just happen to women who have taken a naked photo of themselves. All it requires is being a woman on the Internet. Whether it’s the outing of an unwitting Olympic volunteer or the doxxing of a woman who dares to anonymously volunteer herself as masturbation material, there is a common theme here and it’s a sense of sexual entitlement. It’s the belief — conscious or not — that women’s bodies, their identities, do not belong to them. It’s the double-edged sword of sexual desirability: You become more of a woman — but less of a human.”

Read the full article via: http://www.salon.com/2014/02/23/doxxing_internet_babes_she_wanted_it/

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Another Brave Woman Speaks Out

Kick ass, Nicole! 

“RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – There is a sexually explicit video of Virginia nursing student Nicole Coon online and she is not ashamed to tell people about it.

Coon, 25, said the video she sent to an old boyfriend appeared online around Thanksgiving.

“It blows my mind,” she said about websites that post sexually explicit photos and videos of people against their will — revenge porn.”

Read the full article here: http://wtvr.com/2014/01/14/revenge-porn-bill/

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“Del. Marcus Simon, D-Fairfax, wants to make it a crime to disseminate or sell sexually explicit pictures of someone without their permission and with the intent to cause substantial emotional distress.

Such instances can include so-called revenge porn, when an ex posts or shares pictures of someone after a break up, a practice that California recently outlawed.

“One of the … reasons that we put the bill out there is not just to punish the people that do this but really it hopefully deters this behavior,” Simon told reporters Tuesday. “So I don’t know how angry you are with your ex but is it worth risking up to a year in prison to post that picture …””

Read about the legislation here: http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/bill-seeks-to-punish-deter-revenge-porn/article_18353fd8-7d5b-11e3-ad4d-0019bb30f31a.html

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“Last Thanksgiving was stressful for Staunton’s Nicole Coon in a way that had nothing to do with a hectic holiday.

Days after the holiday, the 25-year old woman discovered intimate pictures and video of her had been posted online without her knowledge or consent.

“It was very disturbing,” she recalled.

Also disturbing, Coon noted, was realizing it would cost $500 to get the pictures removed and police couldn’t help her because Virginia law doesn’t specifically address those situations.

Freshman Del. Marcus Simon hopes to change that with his HB 49.”

Read the full article here: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/01/freshman-va-lawmaker-wants-stop-revenge-porn

 

What Web Hosts Can Do About Revenge Porn – Web Host Industry Review

Excellent advice about how to get pictures down from a site.

“Using DMCA Requests to Takedown Revenge PornSince the copyright for a photo by default belongs to whomever took the photo, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is the mechanism that allowed Laws to request the takedown of the photos.

The DMCA requires online publishers to take down copyrighted works at the request of copyright holders. Of course, it’s not unusual for revenge porn sites owner to disregard DMCA takedown requests. In such cases, one can go above their heads by providing the site’s upstream providers with takedown requests.

When Laws’ attorney served Black Lotus with a DMCA complaint, Black Lotus was able to block the content in its proxy, essentially making the content inaccessible – at least mostly.

“Blocking the content was effective because it was made very clear to our customer that any attempt to circumvent this measure would result in termination of service,” says Lyon. “I am told that the content eventually found its way to other sites hosted outside of Black Lotus, but this is unfortunately outside our control.”

Despite its flaws, those trying to control the spread of photos they took should issue DMCA takedown notices to sites showing the image, as well as to Google, whose search index provides an easy way to find this media. There are even services such as DMCA.com that will send notices for a fee. Service providers usually need to see a DMCA request in order to block or remove a client’s media.”

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What Web Hosts Can Do About Revenge Porn – Web Host Industry Review.

‘Revenge Porn’ Could Be Outlawed Under New State Bill – Centreville, VA Patch

House Bill 49, pre-filed on Tuesday, would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for anyone in Virginia to share or sell nude or sexually explicit photos or videos of another person with the intent to cause “substantial emotional distress.”

Conviction would carry a penalty of up to a year in jail, up to a $2,500 fine, or both.

“It’s probably enough to get somebody who is feeling hurt or vindictive to think twice about it,” state Del.-elect Marcus Simon, who filed the bill, told Patch. Simon’s district includes much of Falls Church, along with the Pimmit Hills and Merrifield areas of Fairfax County.

The idea is to curb the use of images or videos taken during a romantic relationship to harass someone after the relationship has ended, particularly online. The practice is sometimes defended as speech protected by the First Amendment.

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via ‘Revenge Porn’ Could Be Outlawed Under New State Bill – Government – Centreville, VA Patch.

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