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Regarding The New "revenge Porn" Law

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There is going to be a law criminalising "revenge porn" being shared online- in other words uploading porn pictures/video of someone without their consent. But wouldn't this make the sharing of almost all porn illegal? What about a porn clip you have where you don't know the people depicted in it, would it be illegal to re-distribute that online?

 

Or would the new law only be regarding porn material involving your own past partners?

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I think it's in regards to private material as in me making a movie for a boyfriend or say a client in private.

And then they proceed to post it publicly without my consent.

Porn that is readily available wouldn't come under this new law.

Just explicit photos that have been posted without your consent and I am all for it after the amount of times I've had a certain stalker ex client post my private pictures which were sent specifically to him out of bitterness!

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In a real porn clip everyone acting would have signed a disclaimer. It wouldn't matter if you knew them or not so long as you had permission to distribute from the person who owned the rights or rights to use. 

 

I think its about time these laws came in. Too many women and girls have had themselves splashed all over the internet by nasty saddos...it needs to be stopped

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In a real porn clip everyone acting would have signed a disclaimer. It wouldn't matter

 

I know this is the case in porn produced professionally but I was meaning porn made by amateurs (which is really popular these days).

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I know this is the case in porn produced professionally but I was meaning porn made by amateurs (which is really popular these days).

In that case your hardly going to have them complaining to the old bill if they uploaded it themselves.This law is against malicious uploading where a complaint has been made.Thats a completely different kettle of fish.Anyway,most "amatuer" porn out there is anything but.

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This would more than likely be a "strict liability" scenario where ignorance of the provenance of any source material would not be a defence. For instance if you had an old girl/boy friend who was trying to hide their porn/escorting past and used previously publicly published material to harass/embarass them, then you would probably fall foul of the new law.

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I know this is the case in porn produced professionally but I was meaning porn made by amateurs (which is really popular these days).

ah well in that case they should be reading up on laws before they start

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This would more than likely be a "strict liability" scenario where ignorance of the provenance of any source material would not be a defence. For instance if you had an old girl/boy friend who was trying to hide their porn/escorting past and used previously publicly published material to harass/embarass them, then you would probably fall foul of the new law.

Possibly but if the material was still out there in the public eye and all you did was create links to THAT site then would it also be illegal or would  you then fall under redistribution laws as you didnt have a license?? Plus if the original porn was official then there would have been disclaimers signed originally so would the person making the complaint have a leg to stand on? I guess if it was made pre internet days then they would but if it was made for use on the internet in the first place then it would be very shaky ground

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Possibly but if the material was still out there in the public eye and all you did was create links to THAT site then would it also be illegal or would  you then fall under redistribution laws as you didnt have a license?? Plus if the original porn was official then there would have been disclaimers signed originally so would the person making the complaint have a leg to stand on? I guess if it was made pre internet days then they would but if it was made for use on the internet in the first place then it would be very shaky ground

"Strict liability" rules out an "ignorance" defence and other existing harassment/stalker provisions should fill the gap. The people who should really be concerned are the newspapers who love to expose "porn/escorting" pasts using a flimsy  "public interest" justification. On the old "be careful what you wish for" mantra, you could see this law (like the Anti-Terrorism provisions) skewed by public figures (especially MP's)  and used to keep genuine matters of concern away from the public eye. Privacy is non existent but the use of "personal" information by an ex is bullying of the worst kind and should be treated as an act of pyschological violence and punished accordingly.

 

Screw "sticks and stones" names DO hurt.

 

PS: Licensing/copyright infringement is a civil matter that is virtually unenforcable (Ask Sony and others), a direction that the Police love to send victims and financially beyond the scope of mere mortals!

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The law isn't as vague as you suggest by saying it's "porn uploaded without permission". It's described in the initial brief as "a private image distributed with the intention of causing that person distress"

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-law-to-tackle-revenge-porn

 

Obviously the exact wording of the offence will be decided later, but its intention is quite clear and the gist of the wording is already clear.

So it's going to mean images that you've got, that are private to you and the alleged victim, being distributed with your sole intention being to publicly humiliate them etc.

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