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Penal Code Section 647(j)(4) –Revenge Porn


For many of you, sharing sexually explicit content or video collections may be a matter of personal choice, but as per federal and state laws in Los Angeles, any act that affects the privacy of other citizens is punishable. If you are reported and proved as a victim of sharing some intimate content without your permission, the criminal may be charged as per revenge porn or non-consensual porn, penal code section 647(j)(4). And the civil attorney can obtain recovery from that person on behalf of you.

The legislators in Los Angeles passed the revenge porn law while announcing it a punishable crime for anyone who shares intimate content on social media or other platforms. This law is powerful enough to protect the victims if someone tries to harm their reputation or privacy. As per this law, it is also a crime to spread details about someone engaged in sexual or intimate activities.

What is Revenge Porn law in Los Angeles?

It is important to mention that generally invasion of privacy laws and revenge porn laws are considered two different things. It is just because the victim may have initially given that person permission to capture such sexuality-related photographs or videos. But if the person distributes them further without taking consent, this is punishable.

As per the amended panel code, any harm to a person’s privacy by:

· Looking through an opening or hole,

· Using a mobile phone, camcorder, camera, binoculars, telescope, or periscope with consent,

· Peeping into someone’s bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, changing room or tanning booth,

All these activities are considered unlawful. Other than this, it is also illegal if someone intentionally distributes:

· Images or videos of an identifiable person’s intimate body parts,

· Images or videos of a person involved in a sexual act or sexual intercourse,

· Image or videos of explicit material for which both parties have agreed to maintain privacy,

· Images or videos that may cause serious emotional distress to the victim on distribution.

What is the punishment for the Revenge Porn act?

In Los Angeles, this crime is punishable with a fine of around $1000 and six months of jail (if the offense is made or reported for the first time). A subsequent range of offenses in this category may lead to a fine of $2000 and a jail term for up to one year. In case if some minors are indulged in this case, the punishment may be even harsh. The victims can report the case in the court with the help of their lawyers to avail of justice.

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