Revenge Porn

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California penal code 647J4 is what we call the revenge porn statute. We live in the age of camera phones and sexting and sending naked pictures and such to our boyfriends and girlfriends and what have you and sometimes those relationships don’t end well. A lot of times there’s very hard feelings and the impetus is strong to put those pictures somewhere up on the internet to really embarrass or hurt the other party. Its cyber harassment. It’s a type of violation of privacy and it’s a crime that is getting taken more and more seriously around the country and it was enacted in California a couple of years ago and you see it used when appropriate here.

One of the main defenses for these actions are that can you put the person’s hands on the keyboard at the time that the image was sent? Different people use different computers. Things can be found in files. Maybe it’s on a desktop or maybe one of your friends is goofing around and emails it out. Without a confession, it’s a lot of times fairly difficult to prove that the person accused of this crime. Fingers were on the keyboard to actually commit the action and it requires a lot of cyber know-how and it typically requires a lot of investigation and evaluation of the computer forensics but those things tend to be valuable in these cases in that they can be won.

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