Re­venge porn a crime

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

JA­PAN’S lower house yes­ter­day passed a bill crim­i­nal­is­ing “re­venge porn”, as it seeks a le­gal rem­edy to a grow­ing prob­lem of the in­ter­net age. The bill, which was unan­i­mously ac­cepted, was to be sent to the up­per house and en­acted to­day. Un­der the bill, peo­ple who dis­trib­ute re­venge porn with com­pro­mis­ing pho­tos or videos of for­mer part­ners face up to three years in prison or a fine of up to 500 000 yen (R47 500).

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