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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wieckowski’s Revenge Porn Bill Passes Assembly Judiciary Committee

ASSEMBLY | 25TH DISTRICT | A bill that would give victims of revenge porn the ability to file civil lawsuits against perpetrators under a pseudonym unanimously passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee Tuesday, 10-0.

Fremont Assemblymember Bob Wieckowksi offered AB 2643 in February. He is also the chair of the powerful judiciary committee.

With the ubiquity of cell phone cameras and social media site, the act of potentially scorned ex-lovers distributing naked photos and videos of their former paramours on the Internet is becoming more prevalent.

Other states are currently are attempting similar and, in many cases, more stringent laws against revenge porn.

Wieckowski says most of the victims of the embarrassing episodes are women. Furthermore, many, he says, are dissuaded from lodging civil complaints for fear of having their names placed in the public record through the lawsuit.

The bill also allows for a temporary restraining order and injunction for removal of the offending images.

2 comments :

I can't imagine taking a naked picture but these are different times. Stop being followers.

Sure Bob Wieckowksi can offer worthwhile legislation,
but how sharp a dresser is he?

After all he is running against a candidate who is nothing if not the East Bay's "Haute-Fashionista" personified.

Have you seen Mary Hayashi's new Hi-Def photo release?

http://maryhayashi2014.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Hayashi-w-Family.jpg

Can't see the labels, but she only procures the best of what is available.

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