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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is catching up to most other states by criminalizing revenge porn.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed legislation Tuesday making it a misdemeanor to distribute intimate photos of another person without their consent. Violators will face up to a year in jail.

The new law, which takes effect in 60 days, also will permit victims to sue the person who distributed their photos and seek a court order to have online images taken down.

Debated for years, the bill had been held up over concerns that internet companies could be held legally responsible for inadvertently allowing revenge porn photos online.

The legislation's Senate sponsor, Democrat Monica Martinez of Long Island, says the new law addresses what she calls a "particularly heinous" kind of offense.

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Be thrilled cuz g--gle was making it clear that so many were doxxed, that the browser could not delete photos stolen from the cloud or whatever as it happened so often. This way, it won't cost you to have your info removed from public view. And you get to do a civil suit I am guessing. Therein one asks for monies as penalties for the crime.

NY was slower than molasses on this, but at least it is being done. And we know the rat bastards will come up with every lie to "prove" that the person in the pics has consented to same being published.

Its a start.
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It is about time!!!

This.... JUNK has gone on way too long and the ones responsible should pay, with not only tremendous fines but their freedom as well///

I have NO sympathy for these mongrels ...

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I cannot imagine the pain and upset of someone shown in that most intimate way, and then its all over the internet. It is such an awful breach of trust, it is almost as bad as rape.

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