Standing up to bullies – the legal implications of the disturbing rise of “creepshots” and “revenge porn” – Matt Himsworth

8 04 2013

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Recent media coverage, particularly in the Guardian reveals a worrying new trend in our society – the dissemination of “creepshots” and “revenge porn” online, ruining reputations and, often, lives.

To the uninitiated, creepshots are surreptitiously taken photographs, usually sexual in nature, mostly of women (often very young women) and revenge porn is a category of explicit photographs and videos, usually taken with consent at the time, (for private use in relationships) but later used to bully, intimidate or blackmail vulnerable individuals (again, largely young women). Read the rest of this entry »