Revenge Porn Bills

Revenge Porn is the posting of sexually explicit photos on the internet without the permission of all persons in the photo. This posting is often used to get even with ex partners after a breakup. Doing this is very damaging to the victim and should be stopped.

Laws across the country as well as the rest of the world are being written to prevent this sort of abuse. As can happen, these laws can have unintended consequences. They can be written so that even a nude non sexual picture is considered a violation.

Examples of what is happening in the United States can be seen on the NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures) website
http://www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-information-technology/state-revenge-porn-legislation.aspx

It is very important that we keep watch on legislation in our areas. If we find out early enough, we can take steps to make sure that the wording of the law doesn’t negatively impact innocent nudists. This is just one example of the type of legislation that we have to keep watch on.

Here is an article about how these laws can be overbroad. http://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahjeong/2014/09/23/is-arizonas-revenge-porn-law-overbroad/
and one where naturists are concerned about Britain’s Revenge Porn Law http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/569828/20141017/brit-naturists-oppose-revenge-porn-bill.htm#.VEnxEPnF-So.

If you see anything of concern, please send information to gat-chair@aanr-nw.org. And copy nudenews@aanr-nw.org so that we can keep our readers up-to-date.