Lifecycle of a tech startup series: Intellectual Property
In our blog published 5 August last year, we highlighted the increasing phenomenon of revenge porn and harassment via social media sites, and analysed the effectiveness of existing civil and criminal legislation such as the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, the Communications Act 2003 and the Malicious Communications Act 1998 to protect victims of revenge porn and harassment etc.
Last week’s report of the House of Lords Communications Committee has once again highlighted the increasing problem of “revenge porn”. Revenge porn arises when persons, often ex-partners, post sexually explicit pictures and videos on websites and social media networks to try to embarrass and humiliate the ex-partner following a break-up.
We have addressed the question of online abuse and harassment in a previous blog – “Anti Social Media: how the Law can Tackle Online Abuse and Harassment”.
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