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City Council votes to make ‘revenge porn’ illegal

“Revenge porn” will shortly be a crime in New York City.

The City Council voted Thursday to anathema posting exposed pictures or pithy videos of someone online but their agree — a pierce to moment down on malicious exes who try to try get back at their former abandon by swelling insinuate images.

“More and some-more women, and spasmodic men, have had their many private photos and videos shared publicly but their consent, with the vigilant to traumatize, disparage or retaliate them,” pronounced Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Queens), who sponsored the bill.

“This is the kind of legislation that shouldn’t be necessary, but unfortunately it is.”

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The breach relates to photos or videos of another person who is bare or vigilant in a sex act, posted online or shared by email or text, with the vigilant to means romantic or financial harm.

It’s already illegal in New York State to secretly record passionate encounters — but it’s not a crime if pithy snaps are willingly shared with someone who after creates them open but the subject’s consent.

Councilman Rory Lancman sponsored the bill.

Councilman Rory Lancman sponsored the bill.

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The new city crime, a misdemeanor, would be punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. It also relates to people who bluster to widespread the images.

The bill, which the mayor is approaching to sign, will also concede punish porn victims to sue for damages or an claim to take down the offending images.

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Natalie Rodriguez, 27, pronounced she was cracked after an ex-boyfriend from scarcely a decade ago, when he listened progressing this year she was competing in a pageant, posted a video of them having sex in an bid to derail her chances. She had no thought he had done the recording, she said.

“I was so vexed and so down and we just overtly didn’t wish to see anybody, we was so embarrassed,” she said. “At that moment we just didn’t wish to live.”

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The breach relates to photos or videos of another person who is bare or vigilant in a sex act, posted online or shared by email or text.

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The legislation has an difference for images associated to a matter of open regard — where edition them is stable by the First Amendment — or that are handed over in response to a law coercion request.

Eric Rosenbaum of the Queens district attorney’s bureau pronounced prosecutors have been undone for years by their inability to go after the malicious exes.

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“When two people in a guileless attribute share an insinuate picture with the expectancy it will sojourn private, it’s simply wrong for one of those people to then divulge the picture … out of annoy and out of revenge,” he said. “If they do insist and rivet in these acts, we will not have an effective apparatus to hold them accountable, for there to be consequences.”

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