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Revenge Porn is Not So Sweet

Monday, August 26, 2013

selfieBeing in love makes you do some crazy things.  Whether it involves a public display of affection (standing out in front of your girlfriend’s house with a boom box over your head playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”) or whether it involves a more private display of affection, like sending a quick little naked selfie to your loved one.  Any way you look at it, love can make you not only do some crazy things, and very often crazy can translate into unwise.  For purposes of this bail bond blog post, we will focus on how sometimes these unwise things can come back to bite you in the privates.

As social media has exploded on to the scene, so has the hobby of photography…and not the kind you do in a studio.  Every person with a cell phone today is literally their own photo journalist, with the ability to take a share photos in an instant.  From the shocking to the disturbing, people have taken this new found ability to take pictures in an instant and post them online for the world to see.  A very large side effect of this posting of images has been the complete deterioration of the concept of privacy.  No longer can two people have a private conversation or moment together.  It seems like every personal thought, feeling or opinion is being shared with the world with little to no understanding of its impact. 

One the most rampant outcomes of our infatuation with ourselves and our cameras has been something called revenge porn.  This is the concept of taking what once might have been a personal and private (and almost always intimate) moment (usually in picture form) between two people and broadcasting it out to the public as a form of revenge when your relationship goes bad.   This phenomenon has gotten so bad, that California Lawmakers are now looking to draw a line in the sand to prevent further growth of this disturbing practice.  The problem they are having is a little something called the first amendment.  What do you think?  Should people have the right to post whatever they want…or should a line be drawn?  Read the original story below.

Original story: Lawmakers aim to limit 'revenge porn' postings

Posted by: Eric Granof