New bill in Florida fails to satisfy anti-revenge porn activists

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Having photos of yourself naked posted all over the internet and showing up when someone does a Google search of your name is no treat except if you are a porn star. Unfortunately the problems do not stop here. Current laws are a little vague about this situation. It’s no wonder that victims of revenge porn often get disappointed after trying to get help from the Police.

A new bill in Florida proposes to make it illegal to publish online video files or photos showing nudity if the publisher doesn’t have the consent of that person. Although this law will solve many problems it seems that it’s not enough for anti-“revenge porn” activists.

While all agree that having “contextual consent” recognized is a major step forward in fighting revenge porn some organizations that fight revenge-porn still think that the law is too narrow yet at the same time too broad. One given example was that while the law talks about nudity it doesn’t define it. Another argument was that the new bill does make some exceptions (example for photos taken in public).

 

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