Revenge Porn Is Now Illegal In The UK!

The UK Takes The Right Step In A Good Direction

A new law has taken effect in the UK declaring that anyone who shares explicit images without consent of those pictured can be jailed for up to two years. The law is the first of its kind to make this practice. This type of offense is commonly known as “revenge porn,”. The pornographic photos and videos are often taken in a trusting relationship. However when that relationship goes sour, that trust gets deeply abused when someone distributes the items without consent.

This new law will open up new doors for prosecutors seeking justice for victims who’ve had photos released on- or offline. Before this law took effect, people (usually women) would be put on blast and ridiculed online for their private mistakes. The law “covers images that show the genitals but also anything that a reasonable person would consider to be sexual, so this could be a picture of someone who is engaged in sexual behaviour or posing in a sexually provocative way,” explained the Crown Prosecution Service. In order for an image to constitute an offense, it must have been disclosed without consent and with the intent of causing the individual on film distress.

The UK also has a dedicated helpline for victims of “revenge porn” that works with media companies and law enforcement agencies to get photos taken down. The UK is taking a step in a good direction by cracking down on Internet trolls, the hateful online commentors that send messages with the “intention of causing distress or anxiety.”

When will this type of protection be offered in the rest of the world? Hopefully soon.

Source: YouBeauty.com