View Poll Results: Should revenge porn web sites be made illegal?

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  • Yes, make them illegal. They're harassment, not protected free speech

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  • No, they should be legal. They're in bad taste, but they're legal.

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    Re: Should revenge porn web sites be made illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    In case you're not familiar with the case, there was a web site run by a sleazy and unethical man named Hunter Moore in which people angry at their ex's would post nude photos of them against their will, photos that were originally intended to be private. They were photos that usually resulted from "sexting." Very often the victims of the unwanted uploads protested and tried to get their photos removed. Moore, predictably, refused. That site was called Isanyoneup. I can say that because it's since been taken down. Moore had been confronted by some of his victims and had always shirked responsibility with the line, "I didn't upload those photos. Someone else did." Yeah, but you set up the site that encouraged them to. Fortunately, his site is now gone. He chose to get rid of it, maybe because of pressure or guilt or legal threats. I'm not sure. That's the good news. The bad news is someone else put up the same kind of site to replace it. I won't say that site's name. The twist with the new site is it includes a link to a "lawyer" that can help them get their photos removed. Of course it's not a real lawyer. It's just the site owner getting people to pay hundreds of dollars to get the photos removed that belong to them anyway and that they never authorized being published.

    The poll is whether it should be illegal to put up revenge porn sites like this. "Yes" means they should be made illegal. "No" means they should be legal.
    Yes - porn is only ok if it's consensual.

    That doesn't just mean the act a the time of filming (etc) - it means the posting of said film (etc) as well.
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    Re: Should revenge porn web sites be made illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I won't say that site's name.
    I find it hard to make a well considered decision if I don't have all the evidence. Tell me the name of the site and I'll tell you what I think.
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    Re: Should revenge porn web sites be made illegal?

    don't want your nudie pics ending up on the web, don't take them in the first place...
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    Re: Should revenge porn web sites be made illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    don't want your nudie pics ending up on the web, don't take them in the first place...
    This is very practical advise, but doesn't really address whether those pics are placed without one's consent into the possession of those who mean ill will with them.

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    Re: Should revenge porn web sites be made illegal?

    The biggest issue of this is morality and this should be in no way illegal. Although I find the idea of sharing someone's nude pictures without their knowledge highly reprehensible, this cannot be deemed illegal. The easiest argument to make would be: If your significant other gave you a necklace (piece of their property given with consent to another person) and their is a break up on less than reasonable terms, should it be illegal for you to give that necklace to someone else?
    I see that this may seem to some as an unfair comparison, and in the sense of morality it may be, but in sense of the law it should not (and will never be) illegal to pass on property, that was give with 100% consent, to another person.
    Now some of you argue it is the intent that matters. But intent is a moot point in this as the sole legal intent was to pass a naked picture to person X, once that piece of property becomes person X's all intent with that picture is now theirs and no longer the original owners. It is as if you gave someone a birthday gift with the sole intent of only them using it, but after a year they decide to give it away at a yard sale. Do you believe this should be illegal? I'm going to guess no.

    Again to summarize and hopefully end this a little; despite that these sites are morally wrong, there are in no way illegal. (Unless you are discussing pictures that were taken and spread without consent, then that is 100% illegal and regarded as stalking, stealing of property, and distribution of stolen property which will carry a nice little prison sentence)

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