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UPDATE: Walker signs bill targeting revenge porn

UPDATED Tuesday, April 8, 2014 --- 4:04 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill creating a new crime for disseminating sexually explicit images without the consent of the person depicted.

Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir announced Tuesday that Walker has signed the bill.

The new law targets the practice of posting explicit images of people online as a way to embarrass them or cost them a job.

The new law makes it a misdemeanor to disseminate a nude picture without the subject's consent, regardless of whether the subject granted permission to capture the image. The act would be punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

Walker signed the bill and a number of others in private with only invited guests.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, March 20, 2014 --- 3:50 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Posting explicit imagines of former boyfriends or girlfriends online as a way to embarrass them or cost them a job would be a new crime under a bill that has cleared the Wisconsin state Assembly.

The bill passed on a voice vote Thursday would make it a misdemeanor to disseminate a nude picture without the subject's consent, regardless of whether the subject granted permission to capture the image. The act would be punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

Several other states are considering similar legislation.

The bill passed the Senate on Tuesday and now heads to Gov. Scott Walker.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, March 20, 2014 --- 6:05 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Posting explicit imagines of former boyfriends or girlfriends online as a way to embarrass them or cost them a job would be a new crime under a bill before the Wisconsin state Assembly.

The bill up for a vote Thursday would make it a misdemeanor to disseminate a nude picture without the subject's consent, regardless of whether the subject granted permission to capture the image. The act would be punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

Several other states are considering similar legislation.

The bill passed the Senate on Tuesday and would head to Gov. Scott Walker once it clears the Assembly as expected.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, March 18, 2014 --- 6:16 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill that would outlaw the posting online of explicit imagines of former boyfriends or girlfriends online as a way to embarrass them or cost them a job.

The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. It now heads back to the Assembly, which previously passed a similar version.

The bill must pass the Assembly on Thursday, its final day in session, or it will be dead for the year.

The bill would make it a misdemeanor to disseminate a nude picture without the subject's consent, regardless of whether the subject granted permission to capture the image. The act would be punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

Several other states are considering similar legislation.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, November 12, 2013 --- 3:54 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a Republican bill that would outlaw posting revenge porn.

Under current state law, anyone who possesses or distributes an image of a nude person captured without that person's consent faces a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of $10,000 in fines and three-and-a-half years in prison.

Under the bill, anyone who disseminates a nude picture without the subject's consent, regardless of whether the subject granted consent to capture the image, would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. The measure now goes to the Senate.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013 --- 10:35 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly is set to pass a Republican bill that would that outlaw posting revenge porn.

Under current state law, anyone who possesses, reproduces or distributes an image of a nude person that was captured without that person's consent faces a felony charge that carries a maximum sentence of $10,000 in fines and three-and-a-half years in prison.

Under the bill, anyone who disseminates a nude picture without the subject's consent, regardless of whether the subject granted consent to capture the image, would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

The bill is designed to discourage people from posting naked pictures of their ex-lovers in hopes of embarrassing them.

The Assembly is expected to vote on the measure Tuesday afternoon.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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