How to Handle Revenge Porn 2018-09-18T14:28:50+00:00

Revenge porn is a form of online harassment in which people will distribute nude photos or videos of ex-partners without consent. These photos or videos might quickly spread all over the Internet via social networks, forums, or even revenge porn websites. With the widespread use of devices with cameras along with the ease of the Internet, more and more people feel that they can anonymously create and share media which in turn has led to an increase in revenge porn. More than half of revenge porn victims have reported that the photo or video was also accompanied by identifying information. Such identification can be detrimental to a victim when the victim’s name is searched on Google and can do so much harm. Hutcherson Law’s internet attorneys in Texas offer removal services for revenge porn and defamation. These revenge porn lawyers have the experience to treat and find a solution to the increasing revenge porn epidemic.

 

Prevention

There are a few steps to be taken to help deal with revenge porn. The first way to handle revenge porn is through prevention. While you should always feel like you can trust your partner, friend or whoever you are sending your private media to, we live in a world where it has become too easy to share this type of media. Technology is also changing so quickly that it is hard to sometimes understand consequences that may come along with these actions. There is truly no way to guarantee that your photo or video is safe once it is sent. A good rule of thumb is: if you wouldn’t want your mother to see it, don’t send it. If you are getting married, another form of prevention is through a social media prenuptial agreement. If you do decide to go the route of a prenuptial agreement upon getting married, you can talk to your partner about privacy agreements and possibly include clauses where you and your partner agree to not share any media of that sort online.

 

Removal

You should print out the offending webpages and document any incidents where the images are brought to your attention – you will need this evidence for your case.  Contact the invasion of privacy attorneys at Hutcherson Law, and we will help you obtain the immediate removal of the images or videos from the Internet and hold the persons who published the unlawful content responsible.