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Revenge porn can be punished by two years' imprisonment

2020-02-14T13:45:15.643Z

In 2016, the scope of the law was extended to the dissemination without consent of private pornographic images.



Appearing with the rise of social networks, the nauseating phenomenon of "porn revenge" (revenge by porn) first took the jurists off guard. Article 226 of the penal code, which punishes the invasion of the privacy of the privacy of others (1 year in prison and 45,000 € fine incurred), provides, in fact, that "when the acts [ targeted] were accomplished in full view of the parties concerned without their opposition, when they were able to do so, their consent is presumed ”.

In 2016, the scope of the law was extended. Article 226-2-1 now stipulates that when the facts relate to "words or images of a sexual nature taken in a public or private place, the penalties are increased to two years' imprisonment and to € 60,000. fine. The same penalties shall be imposed if, in the absence of the person's agreement for dissemination, bring to the attention of the public or a third party any recording or document relating to lyrics

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Source: lefigaro

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