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Post by mimi » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:31 am




Calif. Lawmakers Pass "Revenge Porn" Bill


If signed into law, SB 255 could set a precedent for the rest of the nation when it comes to cyber harassment





A law that would punish scorned ex-lovers who post online nude images of their former partners is headed to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.





Both the state Senate and Assembly unanimously passed Senate Bill 255 Wednesday, which gives California law enforcement their first tool to combat so-called “revenge porn,” nude images posted online without the victim’s consent, with identifying information and the purpose to harass or annoy.





Brown has 30 days to sign the bill into law, though it’s unclear if he will. If signed, SB 255 would take effect immediately.





A conviction of distributing “revenge porn” – a misdemeanor – would be punishable by up to one year in a county jail, a fine of up to $1,000, or both, according to the bill.[/break1]nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Cyber-Revenge-Porn-California-Law-Gov-Jerry-Brown-223549611.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_LABrand]http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local ... wt_LABrand





The bill is in response to the young girl who committed suicide after a group of boys posted photos of her being sexually assaulted her while she was passed out at a party.





The bill doesn't cover 'selfies'.








Also this. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but it's frightening.





The end of kindness: weev and the cult of the angry young man





By Greg Sandoval on September 12, 2013 11:25 am





How internet abuse works: she displeases him and he tries to punish her. He posts doctored photos of her to the web. In one, a noose is near her head. In another, her children appear to be performing sex acts. He emails graphic threats about violating her with a chainsaw. He sneers that she is too fat to be loved, and then — missing the irony — calls her a slut. He distributes her Social Security number online. He posts lies about a prostitution bust. Posing as her, he solicits sex in online ads and includes her home address so men knock on her door at all hours. Maybe he’s anonymous but often he doesn’t bother hiding his identity. Why worry? He knows that in his corner of the web, women who complain about harassment are the enemy.





Kathy Sierra complained. She was one of those who called for help.





In 2007, Sierra was one of the most visible women in tech. She taught the Java programming language at Sun Microsystems. Her books on software design were top sellers on Amazon. Her blog was on Technorati’s top 100, a list that included other blogging pioneers, such as Robert Scoble, Michael Arrington, and Om Malik. Her writing focused on design and coding and included very little that could be considered controversial. So, why would anyone wish her dead?





In March of that year, some visitors to Sierra’s blog called "open season" on the now 57-year-old. Hundreds of commenters on her blog made rape and death threats. "I hope someone slits your throat," wrote one person. People posted photoshopped images of her with a pair of panties choking her, or a noose near her head. She had enraged scores of men for supporting a call to moderate reader comments, which is of course common practice now. Sierra went public about the threats, writing on her blog, "It’s better to talk about it than to just disappear."





But disappear is exactly what she did next. Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, a well-known provocateur, hacker, and anti-Semite, circulated her home address and Social Security number online. He also made false statements about her being a battered wife and a former prostitute. Not only did Sierra find herself a target for identity theft, but all the people who had threatened to brutally rape and kill her now knew where she lived. So, she logged off and didn’t return to the web until two months ago. She gave up the book deals, speaking engagements, and even fled her home. An anonymous internet group had chased her off the web and out of tech, and it finally managed to hijack her offline life.more:


[/break1]theverge.com/2013/9/12/4693710/the-end-of-kindness-weev-and-the-cult-of-the-angry-young-man]http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/12/46937 ... -young-man



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:24 pm

But...but...but....it was just a joke! We didn't mean it! We would have never really done anything to her! Honest!



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Post by Suranis » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:14 pm

People celebrate the web as a free place where people can just be themselvesPeople respond to this by turning into complete fuckwads.This leads to real life violenceAuthorities justifiably clamp downFuckwads spend the rest of time blaming everyone else for the new non free internet.


Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

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Post by mimi » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:56 am

It must be so much harder to be a kid today.








Rebecca Ann Sedwick Bullied For Months Before Suicide, Sheriff Says (VIDEO)





TAMPA, Fla. -- For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as "You should die" and "Why don't you go kill yourself."





Rebecca couldn't take it anymore.





She changed one of her online screen names to "That Dead Girl." She messaged a boy in North Carolina: "I'm jumping." And then, on Monday, the Lakeland girl went to an abandoned concrete plant, climbed a tower and hurled herself to her death.





Authorities have seized computers and cellphones from some of the girls as they decide whether to bring charges in what appeared to be the nation's latest deadly cyberbullying case.[/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/rebecca-ann-sedwick_n_3922738.html]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/1 ... 22738.html








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Post by mimi » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:47 am

“Revenge porn” operator arrested, charged with ID theft


Site's owner told the cops: "I know... people are getting screwed over."





by Joe Mullin - Dec 11, 2013 3:21 am UTC











Now, the owner of one revenge porn website is facing prison. Kevin Bollaert, a 27-year-old San Diego resident, was arrested today for running a website called ugotposted.com and has been charged with 31 counts of identity theft, extortion, and conspiracy. The suspect is being held in jail on $50,000 bail.





"This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” said California Attorney General Kamala Harris in a statement about today's arrest. “Online predators that profit from the extortion of private photos will be investigated and prosecuted for this reprehensible and illegal internet activity."





Bollaert allegedly followed a business model similar to a now-defunct site run out of Colorado called IsAnybodyDown. According to court documents, he created ugotposted a year ago, inviting anyone to post nude pictures of others. Bollaert required that along with the photo, identifying information was posted, including a full name, location, age, and Facebook link.





Then, Bollaert refused to take the posts down—unless the pictured victims paid up. When he got e-mails complaining about the practice, users would be directed to a separate website, called changemyreputation.com. Then they would be asked to pay a fee, between $300 and $350, in order to get their pics down.





In addition to those fees, Bollaert collected about $900 per month in advertising revenue. In all, Bollaert is said to have made more than $10,000 from the scheme.

more here:


[/break1]com/tech-policy/2013/12/revenge-porn-operator-arrested-charged-with-id-theft/]http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013 ... -id-theft/





His pic is at this site:


[/break1]heavy.com/news/2013/12/kevin-bollaert-ugotposted-owner/]http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/12/kevin ... ted-owner/



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Post by ZekeB » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:29 am

I'm just old-fashioned, but I've never understood why it is so necessary to have nude photos of your lover. I know a picture is worth a thousand words. OTOH the real thing is priceless. I guess some people just feel the relationship will go on for ever and there's no harm in a snapshot of the current times.


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Post by Dolly » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:58 pm

JAN 23, 2014“Revenge porn” creep Hunter Moore indicted on federal chargesThe proprietor of the “revenge porn” website Is Anyone Up has been indicted on federal charges of “conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and seven counts of aggravated identity theft,” according to an indictment announced Thursday by an official at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.As Time reports, Hunter Moore was indicted in addition to a man named Charles “Gary” Evens, who Moore paid to break into the email accounts of victims and steal nude photos to post to his website against his victims’ will. [/break1]salon.com/2014/01/23/revenge_porn_creep_hunter_moore_indicted_on_federal_charges/]http://www.salon.com/2014/01/23/revenge ... l_charges/That article links to: [/break1]time.com/2014/01/23/revenge-porn-king-hunter-moore-indicted-by-fbi/]http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/01/23/rev ... ed-by-fbi/Jan. 23, 2014Revenge-Porn King Hunter Moore Indicted on Federal ChargesMoore and an alleged accomplice Charles “Gary” Evens were indicted on 15 counts, including conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and seven counts of aggravated identity theftHunter Moore, who has been called “the most hated man on the Internet” for his alleged operation and defense of a revenge-porn website, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury, according to an official at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.Moore, 27, has claimed to be the operator of isanyoneup.com, a site that posted nude photos of people, many of whom say they did not consent to having their images appear on the Internet. The indictment from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California charges Moore and a man named Charles “Gary” Evens, 25, with conspiracy to “access a protected computer without authorization to obtain information for private financial gain” and other counts.On multiple occasions, Moore paid Evens to break into the email accounts of victims and steal nude photos to post on the website isanyoneup.com, according to the indictment.The pair are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon — Moore in federal court in Sacramento, Calif., and Evens in U.S. district court in Los Angeles.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:47 am

https://vtdigger.org/2018/08/31/top-cou ... zarre/amp/
Top court says ‘revenge porn’ law constitutional; defense calls ruling ‘bizarre’

However, whether a Vermont woman should face a criminal charge for allegedly sharing online a nude image of another woman she found by accessing her boyfriend’s Facebook account is still an unanswered question.

“About 40 states have passed similar laws and as far as I know I think this is the first state supreme court to address a First Amendment challenge to one of these laws,” Battles said Friday. “We’re certainly pleased with the ruling upholding the statute.

“The nonconsensual dissemination of such intimate images — to a victim’s employer, coworkers, family members, friends, or even strangers — can cause ‘public degradation, social isolation, and professional humiliation for the victims,’” wrote Justice Beth Robinson in a majority decision joined by three other justices. “The images may haunt victims throughout their lives.”

That opinion drew a sharply worded dissent from one of the court’s own members.

“While disseminating ‘revenge porn’ may be a repulsive and harmful action, the statute’s attempt to criminalize this behavior runs afoul of the rights and privileges of the First Amendment,” Justice Marilyn Skoglund wrote.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:20 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:47 am
“While disseminating ‘revenge porn’ may be a repulsive and harmful action, the statute’s attempt to criminalize this behavior runs afoul of the rights and privileges of the First Amendment,” Justice Marilyn Skoglund wrote.
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Under that logic, would laws against up-skirt photos also be unconstitutional?



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Post by Mikedunford » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:41 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:20 am
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:47 am
“While disseminating ‘revenge porn’ may be a repulsive and harmful action, the statute’s attempt to criminalize this behavior runs afoul of the rights and privileges of the First Amendment,” Justice Marilyn Skoglund wrote.

Under that logic, would laws against up-skirt photos also be unconstitutional?
A distinction can be drawn. The act of taking an up-skirt photo without consent is a physical invasion of privacy.

Criminalizing revenge porn criminalized the distribution, without consent, of photos that were often taken with consent, for private use. Normally, a photographer has an unlimited right to distribute the photos they take, although in certain situations the distribution might give rise to a civil tort action for invasion of privacy or an infringement of the right of publicity.* In many revenge porn cases, this otherwise legal distribution is criminalized based on the intent behind the distribution.

I'm good with that - it's a weaponized use of photographs to cause deliberate harm, and something society should punish. But criminalizing intent does raise slippery slope concerns, and I can understand why some judges might be concerned about this.


*There's been at least one case I've heard of where an explicit selfie was used for revenge porn; the victim successfully sued for copyright infringement and secured a large judgment and is taking steps to garnish every one of her asshole ex's paychecks from now until the end of time.


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Post by RoadScholar » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:53 pm

Cleanup on aisle “Topic Title.”

(Unless we are talking about harassment related to Onanism.)


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