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Updated Apr 30, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Gov. Jan Brewer signs bill outlawing ‘revenge porn’

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill aimed at stopping
jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures of their former flames online to
get revenge.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard of Chandler makes it a
felony to post nude photos of a person without their written consent.

House Bill 2515 is one of many measures being considered across the nation in
response to the posting of “revenge porn” that has been made easier by the
growth of social networking sites. Last year, California made it a misdemeanor
to post such images.

The Senate and House both unanimously approved the bill last week and Brewer
signed it Wednesday.

The bill also defines some postings as acts of domestic violence.

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