Maryland News – Revenge Porn legislation Passed

Maryland delegates approve ‘revenge porn’ legislation


“The Maryland House of Delegates has approved legislation that would make it a crime to disseminate “revenge porn” — using private, intimate photos or videos to harass or embarrass someone, often once a relationship ends.

The bill, which passed in a 130 to 0 vote Friday morning, sets penalties for those who cause “serious emotional distress to another by intentionally placing” an identifiable pornographic image, video or recording online. Those found guilty of the crime would face up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.”

Read the full article via: Maryland delegates approve ‘revenge porn’ legislation – The Washington Post.


Maryland Just Became One of the Most Progressive States in the Union

“And porn, oh my:
 Additionally, the Maryland legislature voted unanimously to outlaw“revenge porn,” making intentionally inflicting “serious emotional distress” by uploading sexually explicit materials of another without their consent punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Revenge porn has come under particular government scrutiny in the previous year, culminating in the arrests of founder Hunter Moore and owner Kevin Bollaert
. Though O’Malley has not yet said he will sign the bill, the legislation’s unanimous support means that his signature is all but a sure thing.” 

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Tune in Today at 9am EST to The Marc Steiner Show


Delegate Jon Cardin and I will be guests on the Marc Steiner show today at 9am EST. Tune in live or listen to the podcast later.

We will be discussing Maryland’s proposed  Revenge Porn legislation that was unanimously passed by the House Committee and is now being reviewed by the Senate committee.

More information is available on Marc’s website: The Marc Steiner Show :: The Marc Steiner Show.

‘Revenge porn’ could mean jail time in Md. |

“Posting nude photos of your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend online may soon land you behind bars in the state of Maryland. House of Delegates are voting this week on whether to make “revenge porn” a crime. The bill may then head to the state senate.

“There was a lot of shame and embarrassment,” said victim Annmarie Chiarini. “I did not choose to have my sexuality broadcast.”

She’s calling for change after a bitter breakup nearly destroyed her life when an ex-boyfriend auctioned off a CD of nude photos of her on eBay. The single mother of two and respected English professor in Maryland was humiliated.

“I was just absolutely shocked that someone who I had trusted so much would betray me such a vile and vicious manner,” she said.

Chiarini’s sense of safety shattered when her former lover then posted the racy photos he promised were for his eyes only, on a pornography website.

“The danger became really real at that point,” she admitted.

Watch the video or read the transcript via: ‘Revenge porn’ could mean jail time in Md. |

Revenge porn: What would you do if your ex posted naked photos of you online? – Telegraph

A powerful advocate in the UK who joined the fight to End Revenge Porn

“…Heather Robertson, 23, has decided [the revenge porn laws] must change. The final year law student at York University has begun a campaign called ‘Ban Revenge Porn’, pushing the UK government to legislate to recognise revenge porn as a sexual crime. At the moment it can only be challenged by civil claims such as those mentioned above.”

Read the full article via Revenge porn: What would you do if your ex posted naked photos of you online? – Telegraph.

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