About the bill
Non-consensual pornography, including “revenge porn,” has become one of the scariest and most common digital violations of personal privacy on the Internet. The practice involves posting nude photos or videos of a person online — a woman in 90 percent of cases — without their consent or knowledge, for the whole world to see.
It garners the most headlines when hackers do it to celebrities such asJennifer Lawrence and Leslie Jones, but also has occurred to potentially hundreds of thousands of American private citizens. There are numerous cases of an angry ex-boyfriend public posting a nude photo of his ex-girlfriend that was sent consensually at the time they were dating. More than half of victims have considered suicide.
But although 34 states ban the practice, the act is not classified as ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on July 14, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Jul 14, 2016
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H.R. 5896 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5896. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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