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Revenge porn scenario

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Revenge porn scenario

This term is fairly new to me but I'm wondering about a scenario that has all of the makings of a Gerry Springer movie.

Step sister (Canadian) sleeps with brother in law (American in America) and also sends brother in law pictures of herself while brother in law is separated from wife (Canadian).
Wife comes back into the picture and sees the photos.
Wife somehow rekindles with husband (don' t bother make sense of this)
Wife decides to share the explicit photos of sister-in-law publicly to shame step-sister.
Is there anything step sister can do?
Could the Wife be breaking the law?


Everybody is an adult.
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Good possibility especially depending on the jurisdiction of where a suit/criminal complaint is filed. Would talk to lawyers and find out.
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Yeah it's not a personal situation I'm in. It's easy to say don't do it but apparently, people are doing it.
I'm merely an observer of the situation with limited information.
People should think twice about sharing personal pics.
I can see the wife saying, where is her justice. I can understand her rage etc.
To me, it's a scenario. i'm just a spectator.
I hope all parties are well informed of the consequences of their actions.
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It is completely against the law to distribute pictures such as this of another person without their consent.
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"publicly"... that's the main issue here... and yes, it's against the law.
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It may be illegal but through the use of VPN's or browsers like Tor, good luck getting the poster charged.
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rfddc wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 7:30 pm
Yeah it's not a personal situation I'm in. It's easy to say don't do it but apparently, people are doing it.
Fair enough. Bear in mind that the "other people are doing it" argument will not help the accused in court, at all.

Also, some folk don't understand the meaning of "making it publicly available." It does not matter at all the number of site views the website to which the photos are posted, gets. The second they are online, it is considered that they were made public.

If you are only an observer of the situation, tell those involved (especially the person intending to do the stupid act) to consult a lawyer, without delay. Leaving aside the damage to the victim, the accused, if convicted, would get a criminal record, to go with his incarceration. It is a really stupid way to get yourself in jail (not that there is a smart way).

So, yes it's easy to say, & I'll say it again: tell them don't do it. Don't post online nude pictures of other people without their expressed consent.
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Yes. She is breaking the law. And she is a childish buffoon.
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In this scenario, does the husband have a dad bod?
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You'll have to share the pictures to be sure
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Becks wrote:
Nov 15th, 2017 9:48 pm
In this scenario, does the husband have a dad bod?
lol




yeah can't share that stuff. was sent with an expectation of privacy.
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Here's something to consider. What if, the picture has the head of the person cut off. Can't the sender simply say that it's not the person claiming they unlawfully shared the photo? Actually, if a photo is shared with no face for example, no mention of name (not the case in this scenario) and shared to unknown recipients (know one knows who else received the photo(s), then the person who claims that they are the victim of porn revenge can only do so by admitting something that, the photo sharer can claim isn't a photo of them.

I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say here. It seems like it could be the ultimate mind game. I mean, imagine you stupidly sent photos to someone and someone else shared them, cut off your head, and sent it to people who would assume it was you (or something like that). You either keep quite and deny it or admit it in order to hold the person that shared without your consent accountable.
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@rfddc Re your last post, that is a good law-school exam question; the correct answer will likely be found, following the prosecution of the case. The way the prosecutor may get around it, is by asking any of the third parties who saw the picture, whether the victim could still be identified from the defaced picture. You'd be surprised how much cooperation the public gives, when it comes to stuff like this. If the answer is in the affirmative, the original sender will be convicted.

To raise the stakes, if I was prosecuting the case, I would likely instruct the officers to also throw in a section 264 crim. code charge (uttering threats), if the victim saw the headless nude photo of him/herself. It can easily be construed as making bodily threats against that person. Even if I were proceeding on a summary conviction (as opposed to an indictable offence), the max. time in jail would be raised from under 6 months, to 1.5 years.

So ... I'll say it again: tell the person thinking of doing something this stupid, don't do it. In today's cyber-bullying sensitive age, the court will definitely throw the proverbial books at him/her, if convicted.
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rfddc wrote:
Nov 16th, 2017 12:00 am
...I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say here. It seems like it could be the ultimate mind game. I mean, imagine you stupidly sent photos to someone and someone else shared them, cut off your head, and sent it to people who would assume it was you (or something like that). You either keep quite and deny it or admit it in order to hold the person that shared without your consent accountable.
Revenge porn only has power over u if u r embarrassed. Ultimately, everyone basically looks the same naked, so who cares. If u r embarrassed about ur parents seeing, how do u think u came into this world?
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