10/07/2014

meet the most draconian anti(revenge)porn law in the US that makes any nudity risky over time

"Arizona’s “anti-revenge porn” law, which went into effect in July, was passed with good intentions. Like a dozen other states that have passed similar laws since 2013, Arizona hoped to address the disturbing trend in which embittered lovers distribute nude images of ex-spouses and paramours in an effort to humiliate or cause professional or personal harm.

 

But unlike other states, which have narrowly restricted the reach of their laws or made the offense a misdemeanor instead of a felony, Arizona’s law is so poorly written it affects just about anyone who shares or publishes any nude image without explicit consent.

 

Although Arizona’s law is particularly draconian, Rowland says any law that criminalizes revenge porn is actually problematic.

 

“As a general matter, we don’t criminalize gossip or other truthful but embarrassing information about people that we have relationships with,” Rowland told WIRED. “Revenge porn does create acute harm for its victims, who are predominantly women, and I think it’s valuable for lawmakers to have a conversation about how to offer victims of revenge porn relief. But there are many solutions, including civil law, that don’t create an acute chill on protected speech like Arizona’s law does.”
http://www.wired.com/2014/09/arizona-send-prison-sharing-...

in fact it means that if you own a website with nudity that it shouldn't be accessable to people in that state because you should have the explicit permission from that person each time somebody else views that picture

the privacy advocates are right to say that there are already enough laws and articles that can be used if they are interpreted in a modern way

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