Calif. Governor Brown signs anti-revenge porn bill

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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:00 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups.

Senate Bill 255, which takes effect immediately, makes it a misdemeanor to post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without permission with the intent to cause emotional distress or humiliation. The penalty is up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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