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posted by janrinok on Monday March 16 2015, @05:16AM   Printer-friendly
from the nudge-nudge-wink-wink dept.

Phys.Org is reporting that Twitter has announced that it is banning the posting of sexually explicit images without the consent of the subject of those images.

From the article:

Twitter has become the latest online platform to ban "revenge porn," or the posting of sexually explicit images of a person without consent. In updated terms of service released Wednesday, Twitter explicitly banned "intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent."

The update comes following Reddit's announcement last month of a similar ban, which came after the online bulletin board was criticized for allowing the distribution of hacked nude pictures of Hollywood stars.

Have you been a victim of "revenge porn"? Have you posted explicit photos of others without their permission?

Would any lawyers care to jump in and discuss what copyright infringement issues, if any, might be raised?

 
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  • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Monday March 16 2015, @02:56PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Monday March 16 2015, @02:56PM (#158385)

    It seems really simple what the term means. It is revenge porn when:
    1. It was posted and possibly created without permission of every person shown.
    2. At least one person so depicted had a reasonable expectation that their activity was private, and it now isn't.

    As it stands, there are only 2 solutions to this problem I can think of, and arguably only 1:
    A. Nobody makes any kind of pornography unless they expect it to be shown to the entire world. (Arguably impossible, especially if somebody films it without the subject being aware of it.)
    B. Get rid of the social and professional stigma associated with appearing in pornography. (This one might actually work)

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  • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Monday March 16 2015, @03:13PM

    by kaszz (4211) on Monday March 16 2015, @03:13PM (#158396) Journal

    C) Use automated image recognition to remove audio-visual material that is known to be violating someones real privacy.

    People taking a picture of a square in a big city can't be expected to get consent from everyone. And the public at large can't be expected to get over their flawed reasoning regarding to other peoples lives. Just have a reflection of various religions that cause people to have mass-obsessive-compulsion-disorder over nakedness or sex. There's a reason why it and other stuff needs to be private.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 17 2015, @03:43AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 17 2015, @03:43AM (#158718)

    It seems really simple what the term means. It is revenge porn when:
    1. It was posted and possibly created without permission of every person shown.

    Oh, if only it was that simple. "Withdrawn consent" is a pretty big and thorny issue, there are endless instances where someone would be accused of rape after the "victim" initially consented but changed their mind much later.