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How New York laws protect victims of revenge porn.

July 1, 2022

New York State has enacted some of the strongest revenge porn laws in the nation. The new laws make it a felony to share intimate images without the consent of the person depicted in the photo. This legislation is designed to protect victims of revenge porn, who are often subjected to humiliation and harassment after their photos are shared without their consent.

1. What are revenge porn laws and why are they necessary

Revenge porn laws are necessary because they provide victims of this heinous act with much-needed protection. These laws make it illegal to share intimate images without the consent of the person depicted in the photo, which helps to prevent the humiliation and harassment that many victims experience.

If you are a victim of revenge porn, know that you are  not alone and that there are laws in place to protect you. You can report the incident to the authorities and take legal action against the perpetrator. You can also take measures to protect yourself from becoming a victim of revenge porn, such as being careful about who you share intimate photos with.

2. How do the new New York laws protect victims

By 2022, the New York revenge porn laws will have been in effect for a few years, and they will have helped to protect many victims of this heinous act. In 2019, Penal Law § 245.15 was enacted. The criminal consequences for revenge porn in the State of New York are:

  • Up to a year in jail, or
  • Three years probation, and
  • Up to $1000 in criminal court fees.

The laws will make it a felony to share intimate images without the consent of the person depicted in the photo, which will help to prevent the humiliation and harassment that many victims  experience.

If you are a victim of revenge porn, you can now report the incident to the authorities and take legal action against the perpetrator. This is a huge victory for victims of this terrible act, as it will help to hold perpetrators accountable and prevent them from causing further harm.

3. What should you do if you're a victim of revenge porn

If you are a victim of revenge porn, it is important to know that you are not alone and that there are laws in place to protect you. You can report the incident to the authorities and take legal action against the perpetrator. You can create a log of evidence showing where, and when your information is being posted.

4. How can you protect yourself from becoming a victim of revenge porn

We can go on about this all day – and in fact, we will. We are building a whole staff to do just that. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from becoming a victim of revenge porn.

You can be careful about who you share intimate photos with. If anyone makes you feel lesser than for refusing to send them a nude, move on. They're not worth your fabulous self.

You can also make sure that any photos or videos you share are only shared with people you trust. You should also avoid sharing these types of images on social media or online.

Being mindful of where we store our intimate photos with is one of the most overlooked parts of our digital life. Every step we take to protect ourselves is one more layer of protection against a hacker.

5. What are the consequences of sharing intimate images without  consent?

Sharing intimate images without consent can have a number of consequences for the perpetrator. If the victim is under 18 years of age, the perpetrator can be charged with child pornography. If the victim is over 18 years of age, the perpetrator can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the severity of the offense. The penalties for sharing intimate images without consent can include jail time, fines, and sex offender registration.

Revenge porn laws are necessary because they provide victims of this heinous act with much-needed protection. These laws make it illegal to share intimate images without the consent of the person depicted in the photo, which helps to prevent the humiliation and harassment that many victims experience.

If you are a victim of revenge porn, know that you are not alone  and that there are laws in place to protect you. You can report the incident to the authorities and take legal action against the perpetrator. You can also take measures to protect yourself from becoming a victim of revenge porn, such as being careful about who you share intimate photos with.

What are your thoughts on the new revenge porn laws in New York? Have you been a victim of revenge porn? What did you do? Let us know in the comments below.

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