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Georgia Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing "Revenge Porn"

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Senate has passed a bill criminalizing "revenge porn," a trend involving explicit photographs being posted without permission to the Internet.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1fkvtG5) reports lawmakers voted unanimously to pass the bill Monday. A Senate committee made some changes to the proposed legislation and it must now be reapproved in the House for final passage.

The types of photos lawmakers are looking to put restrictions on typically include identifying information about the subject of the attack. The proposed law would make posting revenge porn a misdemeanor and repeat offenders would face felony charges punishable by up to five years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Lawmakers in several other states including Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have considered implementing similar laws this year.


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