Tonight Host John Oliver Wants to make Revenge Porn a Crime

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

John-Oliver“Revenge Porn” is a term used when your ex posts your pictures online to destroy your reputation. There are several sites such as myex.com, reportyourex.com and even thedirty.com that people use to post these types of pictures. Currently there are no laws in most states preventing this from happening. Even in California where there is a law, the fine is only $1000. The other issue is that your ex may still be able to post your pictures anonymously and there would be no way for you to proof it was him/her. Most these sites allow anonymous postings. Even the government is not able to shut down most these sites because most often the owners are operating these sites offshore and keep the ownership of the sites well hidden, even tough they may be based in the US.

John Oliver the host of tonight show wants to change that and make Revenge Porn a crime. In his show last week, he talked about this at length and he is promoting a new bill that aims to combat “revenge porn.” The not-yet-introduced legislation, called the “Intimate Privacy Protection Act,” is a pet project of Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), who says she’ll bring the bill in the House within the next few weeks. It would make the posting or sharing of non-consensual pornography a federal crime.

Federal laws currently allow most site owners to be not responsible for content poste don their sites. It is called the Communication Decency Act Section 230.