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Revenge Porn

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October 24, 2016

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The NSW Government has announced it will introduce new laws to address community concerns about the rising levels of “Revenge Porn”. Revenge porn is somewhat of a misleading name. It usually describes when a person, usually a recently spurned romantic partner, posts revealing or explicit photographs of the other person online. Unlike pornography, the pictures are seldom posted with an intended to titillate or arouse. Rather the purpose is as set out in the first half of the name: revenge. New technologies have made it easier than ever to share photos […]


NSW to criminalise Revenge Porn

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September 22, 2016

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The NSW Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton announced on 5 September 2016 that the NSW Government will seek to criminalise what is colloquially known as “revenge porn”. Revenge porn can be categorised as “the distribution of intimate or sexually explicit images without the consent of the person, with the intention to cause harm”. The reason why it has been labeled as “revenge” is due to jaded ex-partners, seeking retribution on their ex-partner. The purpose of the new laws is to protect vulnerable people from intimate images being shared. At the present time, only […]


Revenge Porn

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March 1, 2016

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What exactly is Revenge Porn? There is a lot of focus in the media currently about the need for a national approach and national legislation in relation to revenge porn. But what exactly is revenge porn? There is no clear legal definition of what constitutes ‘revenge porn’, but colloquially it is when one person uploads to the internet, or otherwise distributes through another medium, explicit images of another person without their consent. It has received the title revenge porn as most cases involve one person uploading explicit images to the internet […]

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