Take for example the case of Ian Barber in what was New York’s first “revenge porn” case.
According to court documents, it’s alleged that in 2013 Barber posted naked pictures of his then-girlfriend to his Twitter account and sent the photos to her employer and sister.
With respect to the charge of aggravated harassment, the offense requires the defendant to have communicated with the victim, either anonymously or otherwise, through telephone, telegraph, mail, or any other form of written communication.
Since Barber did not send the photos to his girlfriend, the judge concluded he could not be held responsible under this section of the penal code.
Citron said approximately half of the states in the U. have also updated their laws to allow authorities to press charges against people engaging in cyber stalking and cyber harassment.
When this happens to a victim, they can take their complaint to one of the justice system’s two worlds: criminal or civil.Opera singer Leandra Ramm said she devoted an entire decade of her life fighting a cyber-stalker. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change.”Right now, there are a handful of ways victims can address their attackers through the legal system, both civilly and criminally.Most recently, Jennifer Lawrence told When our digital space is invaded with sexual harassment, violent messages, and threats; when our private data, information, and photographs are exposed, it feels like it should be against the law. It is a sex crime,” Jennifer Lawrence told after her photos were leaked. Unfortunately, many of them are costly and invasive, and combined with a lack of education and precedent, these channels don’t always offer the justice people are seeking.In the civil court, victims of these kinds of cyber attacks, from stalking to revenge porn to online bullying, can sue their harassers through something called tort law, otherwise known as civil wrongs.There, victims can claim the torts of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, harassment, and public disclosure of private fact, said Citron, depending on the specifics of the case.
His articulate responses drew me in, and I breathed back nerves and adrenaline with the ocean air as we continued this perfect first date.