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Thursday, 12 February 2015

UK Bans Revenge Porn!

Estranged lovers or bitter spouses can no longer share explicit pictures of one another online or offline again in the United Kingdom! Read the jail term and more below! Guess we can all love happily now!!

Photo credit: Google images.

Under new legislation which will cover England & Wales Criminal Justice and Courts Bill), it will soon be easier to prosecute instances of Revenge Porn. Those found guilty of it can be sentenced to up to two years in prison and a fine.

What is Revenge Porn?

Revenge Porn is the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person, without their consent and with the purpose of causing distress.

The offence applies both online and offline and to images which are shared electronically or in a more traditional way so includes the uploading of images on the internet, sharing by text and e-mail, or showing someone a physical or electronic image.

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