New York passes revenge porn law

New York lawmakers have passed a bill outlawing revenge pornography, five years after the bill was first introduced. Under the new state proposal offenders could be punished by up to one year in jail. The law would also allow victims to sue the person who had shared the revenge porn, and it would be the first in the nation to allow judges to order websites or social media platforms — in addition to the original poster — to take down the photos or videos.

We at McAllister Olivarius are looking forward to finally having effective measures to help New Yorkers afflicted with revenge pornography.