Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4-9-14 governor signs bill banning revenge porn

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill creating a new crime for disseminating sexually explicit images without the consent of the person depicted. The new law targets the practice of posting explicit images of people online as a way to embarrass them or cost them a job. The new law makes it a misdemeanor to disseminate a nude picture without the subject's consent, regardless of whether the subject granted permission to capture the image. The act would be punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

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