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Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

I'm not sure where I've been for the last 5 years but apparently I missed an internet phenomena known as "revenge porn" sites.


For the uninformed, they're sites where you can at the very least post risque to XXX photos of people and share them with others.   The worst sites allow users to map the location of their cyber xxx victim as well as post personal information such as their phone number, email,etc.


Texxxan.com is just one of many “revenge porn” sites, where jealous exes and computer hackers anonymously post and “rate” pornographic images of women. The photos are often posted without consent and include links to the victim’s social-media accounts, which makes the women very traceable.


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ARE YOU FUCKING kidding me???


How is this shit legal?


What do people suggest be done to deal with this or are existing laws sufficient to handle it?



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Jan 27 13 09:55 am Link

Photographer

KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

Don't need it. I have my MM port for that.

Jan 27 13 09:57 am Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 22622

Salem, Oregon, US

many of the posts on voyeurweb are along the lines of "ex-girlfriend" and somehow i'm guessing the ex didn't give permission.

Jan 27 13 09:58 am Link

Model

Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

There are many sites whose sole purpose is cyberbullying, thedirty would be another example.

I suppose harrassing women is protected under "freedom of speech".

Jan 27 13 09:59 am Link

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Sophistocles

Posts: 21320

Seattle, Washington, US

Libel. Public disclosure of private facts. Existing law.

Jan 27 13 10:00 am Link

Photographer

Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

Sophistocles wrote:
Libel. Public disclosure of private facts. Existing law.

any idea how much that costs?

Jan 27 13 10:02 am Link

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ChrisFischerPhotography

Posts: 852

Otsego, Minnesota, US

Patchouli Nyx wrote:
How is this shit legal?

It's not. It's defamation. It's also invasion of privacy.

Jan 27 13 10:04 am Link

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surinity

Posts: 1481

Pattaya, Central, Thailand

pretty sure its illegal without a model release and all the usual 2257 stuff, on the other hand celebs get their sex tapes posted without their agreement so Im not so sure

Jan 27 13 10:05 am Link

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KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

Russian Katarina wrote:
There are many sites whose sole purpose is cyberbullying, thedirty would be another example.

How have I not seen this? This is hilarious.

Jan 27 13 10:06 am Link

Photographer

SAND DIAL

Posts: 5965

Santa Monica, California, US

Russian Katarina wrote:
There are many sites whose sole purpose is cyberbullying, thedirty would be another example.

I suppose harrassing women is protected under "freedom of speech".

Having photoed nudes, I know there are laws in USA and severe penalties for
not having photo ID of subjects.

I assume these 'photographers' are breaking the law and they dont have a model
release so they are up for civil lawsuit as well.

Jan 27 13 10:09 am Link

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SAND DIAL

Posts: 5965

Santa Monica, California, US

surinity wrote:
pretty sure its illegal without a model release and all the usual 2257 stuff, on the other hand celebs get their sex tapes posted without their agreement so I not so sure

Laws about 'being a public figure'.

Jan 27 13 10:10 am Link

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Model

Damianne

Posts: 15975

Austin, Texas, US

It's not legal.

So.... tharr you go.

Jan 27 13 10:15 am Link

Photographer

Damon Banner

Posts: 85305

Hayward, California, US

it's not legal.  DMCA.  etc etc

Jan 27 13 10:38 am Link

Model

Russian Katarina

Posts: 1413

London, England, United Kingdom

SAND DIAL wrote:

Having photoed nudes, I know there are laws in USA and severe penalties for
not having photo ID of subjects.

I assume these 'photographers' are breaking the law and they dont have a model
release so they are up for civil lawsuit as well.

Such sites are usually hosted elsewhere and the domains registered in some banana republics - you will have a very hard time tracking down the owner and a virtually non-existant chance to track down the users that upload this shit. That's why these guys are so brazen, they know they're never gonna have to answer for what they're doing to those women.

Women these days have to be very careful. It's best not to make home porn or take nude pictures for the boyfriend to begin with.

Jan 27 13 10:59 am Link

Photographer

Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

SAND DIAL wrote:
Having photoed nudes, I know there are laws in USA and severe penalties for
not having photo ID of subjects.

I assume these 'photographers' are breaking the law and they dont have a model
release so they are up for civil lawsuit as well.

most of them are judgement proof.

like katarina said, servers not in US, shell corporations so that if liability if attached there are no assets, 3rd party upload loopholes, etc.



and that's IF you realize you're on the site.


many of these sites, the (it's mostly) women, have NO IDEA their pix are being hosted with their personal info being shared.

Jan 27 13 11:48 am Link

Photographer

R A V E N D R I V E

Posts: 15867

New York, New York, US

surinity wrote:
pretty sure its illegal without a model release and all the usual 2257 stuff, on the other hand celebs get their sex tapes posted without their agreement so Im not so sure

celebrity sex tapes are usually brokered and paid for properly, with the rest being an act

yes, mainstream hollywood celebrities are shooting porn to be famous, while they are famous.

Jan 27 13 11:59 am Link

Photographer

Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

At a certain point everyday amateur nudity and sexual encounters will be so common place nobody will care.

At that point, people will be less likely to out someone, a former partner, etc., as it is not as if they are engaging in illegal conduct like theft or assault, etc.

Jan 27 13 05:00 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

Damon Banner wrote:
it's not legal.  DMCA.  etc etc

What is legal or not versus what is enforceable.

Jan 27 13 05:00 pm Link

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R A V E N D R I V E

Posts: 15867

New York, New York, US

Accidental  Plateau wrote:

What is legal or not versus what is enforceable.

exactly, society, even with the rule of law, requires a great degree of cooperation

Jan 27 13 05:06 pm Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Are you sure this isn't acting? Like, a set up?   Definitely seems illegal otherwise!

Jan 27 13 05:08 pm Link

Photographer

John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Of course we can't blame these women for sending (of their own free will) their raunchy photos to the wrong guy, can we..

Jan 27 13 05:09 pm Link

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AVD AlphaDuctions

Posts: 10559

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Accidental  Plateau wrote:

What is legal or not versus what is enforceable.

forget DMCA.  none of these sites have 2257 documentation. That can get the Feds rolling.

Jan 27 13 05:10 pm Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

John Jebbia wrote:
Of course we can't blame these women for sending (of their own free will) their raunchy photos to the wrong guy, can we..

No.

Jan 27 13 05:11 pm Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

John Jebbia wrote:
Of course we can't blame these women for sending (of their own free will) their raunchy photos to the wrong guy, can we..

Are you suggesting they should be blamed ?

Jan 27 13 05:12 pm Link

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John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
Are you suggesting they should be blamed ?

For naivete, yes.

Although natural instinct is to blame the guy with the deepest pockets.

Jan 27 13 05:13 pm Link

Photographer

John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
Are you suggesting they should be blamed ?

Doing otherwise is the same as saying women are dumb and don't know what's good for them.

Jan 27 13 05:14 pm Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

John Jebbia wrote:

For naivete, yes.

Although natural instinct is to blame the guy with the deepest pockets.

What is the nature of their naïveté ?

Jan 27 13 05:14 pm Link

Photographer

John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
What is the nature of their naïveté ?

Need a map? They sent the provocative photo to the wrong guy. Pretty simple.

This is the consequence.

Jan 27 13 05:15 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

AVD AlphaDuctions wrote:

forget DMCA.  none of these sites have 2257 documentation. That can get the Feds rolling.

But they don't.

Jan 27 13 05:16 pm Link

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In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

John Jebbia wrote:

Need a map? They sent the provocative photo to the wrong guy. Pretty simple.

This is the consequence.

Do you think the guy shares any blame?

Jan 27 13 05:16 pm Link

Photographer

John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
Do you think the guy shares any blame?

No..

Women want equality, that means understanding the consequences of your actions. You're not poor. You're not innocent. This is the result. In other words, think twice before sending that naked photo.

Jan 27 13 05:18 pm Link

Photographer

John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
Do you think the guy shares any blame?

If a guy loses all his money because he gave it to the wrong guy to invest, we blame the fool, no?

How is this any different? The women on that site played the fool. That, my friend is equality..

Jan 27 13 05:20 pm Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

John Jebbia wrote:

If a guy loses all his money because he gave it to the wrong guy to invest, we blame the fool, no?

How is this any different? The women on that site played the fool. That, my friend is equality..

I find it interesting the you think this is about equal rights.

Jan 27 13 05:23 pm Link

Photographer

John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
I find it interesting the you think this is about equal rights.

That's cause you're simple minded and don't get how human nature works. Or any other animal for that matter. There are the exploiters, and the exploited.

One entity has all the gold. Another wants it. Still others just complain about the ones who have it. Meanwhile the ones who have it did the work to get it. And the ones who don't think they're entitled to it.

How does this equate? Let me dumb it down. Some dumb bitch took a naked photo of herself. She sent it to the "love of her life". She found a guy who fucks her better and left the "love of her life". He found a guy who will pay him handsomely for these useless photos [to him].. Guy makes a website and millions. We blame him.

Meanwhile.. she should have never taken the photo.. (unless of course we're saying she shouldn't suffer the consequences of her actions) - Equality..

Jan 27 13 05:29 pm Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

John Jebbia wrote:

That's cause you're simple minded and don't get how human nature works. Or any other animal for that matter. There are the exploiters, and the exploited.

One entity has all the gold. Another wants it. Still others just complain about the ones who have it. Meanwhile the ones who have it did the work to get it. And the ones who don't think they're entitled to it.

How does this equate? Let me dumb it down. Some dumb bitch took a naked photo of herself. She sent it to the "love of her life". She found a guy who fucks her better and left the "love of her life". He found a guy who will pay him handsomely for these useless photos [to him].. Guy makes a website and millions. We blame him.

Meanwhile.. she should have never taken the photo.. (unless of course we're saying she shouldn't suffer the consequences of her actions) - Equality..

I must say you have unique perspectives

Jan 27 13 05:31 pm Link

Photographer

John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Or we could just say women are too damn dumb to make these decisions for themselves..

Which do you prefer? That, or understanding that if they want to make decisions, there are consequences for those..

Jan 27 13 05:32 pm Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

John Jebbia wrote:
Or we could just say women are too damn dumb to make these decisions for themselves..

Which do you prefer? That or understanding that if they want to make decisions, there are consequences for those..

It would seem if an image ended up on porn site, it was the man's decision, not hers.

Jan 27 13 05:33 pm Link

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John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

In Balance Photography wrote:
I must say you have unique perspectives

My perspective is nothing more than "if you think you have the wisdom to make a decision, then the one you make is the one you have to live with."

Don't come crying when someone else takes advantage of it..

Jan 27 13 05:33 pm Link

Photographer

John Jebbia

Posts: 27619

Phoenix, Arizona, US

e m i l y wrote:
It would seem if an image ended up on porn site, it was the man's decision, not hers.

She allowed the photo to be taken. She's not innocent in the matter..

Jan 27 13 05:34 pm Link

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angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

John Jebbia wrote:

She allowed the photo to be taken. She's not innocent in the matter..

I've blocked you for your ridiculous statements here, so I'm out...

Jan 27 13 05:35 pm Link