Battling "Revenge Porn" with legal action

The Current

It is called Revenge Porn, intimate pictures - usually of women - uploaded onto sites by angry ex-lovers or someone who has stolen their pictures. Some of the shots are consensual but the sharing of them is not. And once they are out there on sites that can add identifying details such as names, addresses, emails ... the subjects in the picture can do little about it. It is against that backdrop and that frustration that a Texas lawyer is attempting a class action lawsuit against one website. Today, we look at what the law can and cannot do in the U.S. and here in Canada.

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