Cyber Crime : Revenge Porn

Reposted from : http://www.reddit.com/r/TwoXChromosomes/comments/1qk6ne/a_month_ago_an_ex_posted_nude_photos_of_me_on_the/

Hi Guys,back to the blog.. Comes to the next post. Have you guys ever heard about a REVENGE PORN? seriously this kind of bully not just a NORMAL BULLY, Its a CRIME. Besides the authorities, there’s some organization that would help too.
Those ppl who does it seriously will face serious damages.

In Singapore, there’s a law for this case :

Distribution of Photos: Chargeable under Section 292 of Penal Code (usually hit with this), or under the Undesirable Publications Act.
Distribution of Films: Chargeable under Sections 29 & 30 of the Films Act.
If a minor is involved: Chargeable under Chapter 38 of the Children & Young Persons Act.
(Google it then you will know what’s inside those chapters)

Personal video or photo was took, made or created for personal needs and archive, so when someone post and distributes it? Yeah, penalty and jail are awaiting.

Here’s one of the story that I’ve found as from a friend(She’s a lawyer and the one who makes me understand lots of law about harassment,bully,Cybercrime)

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A month ago, an ex did one of the scummiest things possible: posted nude photos that I had taken of myself for him on the internet. They weren’t just photos of me, either. The site had myself full name and hometown, and was the first result when I googled my name. When I discovered this, I panicked and cried for hours, then after a lot of convincing from my friends, I went to the police.
I was (and still continue to be) surprised at how supportive, helpful, and non-judgmental the officers and detectives are. They listened to the entire story and helped me figure out what to do. Not once did I feel patronized or judged, even though I had to show multiple officers the multiple nude photos I had taken of myself for my ex and tell them every little detail of our relationship.

The police went to his house and made him delete every photo off of his camera/phone. This was my biggest concern because if he still had them, they could pop up 10 years down the road when I’m getting married, or applying for jobs. I guess it still could happen, but I think I am more protected now.
My ex was arrested under charges of a felony. He could serve 2-5 years in prison. The detective that is working on my case wrote up a news release with my ex’s full name on it to prove a point: that this is not okay to do to anyone and that it has major consequences.
I’m posting my story because I want it to be here for anyone who may be going through the same thing. The internet is not off-limits for crimes like this. Don’t be afraid to speak up. People send nude photos all the time, it’s just the unlucky ones who get screwed over. Please please please think twice before sending photos, and consider leaving your face out if you do (even if you trust the person).
If you are a victim of revenge porn, here is a list of things to do when you find out:
Contact the police. Seriously. They can help you more than you can help yourself in this situation.
Contact a copyright protection company. They were able to remove the page from google search and are working to get the photos off the site.
Privatize all your social media. I still get creepy messages from men on Facebook. Don’t ask me why they’re okay with hitting on a girl that obviously didn’t want her pictures on the site.
Keep records of EVERYTHING. Messages from random people hitting on you via facebook, texts/voicemails from your ex, screenshots of the site(s) your photo is on.
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about my experience. I just feel this topic is so overlooked in today’s society and girls (and guys) who are victims of revenge porn are looked down on as promiscuous sluts, and I really want to change that view.
EDIT: Thank you for the overwhelming support, everyone. I didn’t think this would get so popular. To the people who are saying the sentence is too high, he probably won’t get it. Also, remember these photos will be on the internet forever, whether I like it or not. I can only hope to get my name and hometown detached from them. I also am going to have to tell any future boyfriends/husband about this, and look over my shoulder for the rest of my life…
EDIT 2: I cannot give away my location as it would be possible to find the pictures that way.
For those who are asking the law he broke, he posted my personal info along with my home town. This caused unwanted contact via facebook. The messages are pretty gross and graphic and made me feel threatened, so it counts as harassment. I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know the jargon for it, so if anyone would want to clarify that’d be awesome.
EDIT 3: I’m getting accused of this post being an advertisement for the copyright protection company I am working with to remove the pictures, so I removed the link.
EDIT 4: Some more tips from /r/LivingDeadInside:
DO NOT POST NUDE PHOTOS ONLINE ANYWHERE, EVEN IF YOU THINK IT’S SAFE. If it exists on the internet, there is a way for someone to get to it.
DON’T PUT YOUR ADDRESS ON YOUR RESUME OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS ONLINE. I took mine out immediately and now just give my phone # and e-mail. I haven’t had any issues getting interviews without this information.
DON’T ADD ANYONE ON SKYPE UNLESS YOU TRUST THEM. Skype is incredibly lax in safety and my abuser was able to get my IP information just from adding me as a friend.
EDIT 5: A lot of you are asking how I/the cops knew that he posted the photos. He admitted it right away. He was the only one that could have had the pictures. Even if he didn’t admit, the detective could have traced his IP address

This in the end of this post guys,
Understanding law and be mindful before do something, because once it have been done, damages may be caused, just take this sentence

“if you were a victim, don’t take tissues and wipe your tears, but stand up and face it, altough there’s a damages too, its the consequences that you have to pay off, you’ll be fine… no matter what, we’re a victim of cyber crime”

“If you were the one who do those distribution of the revengeporn, you started it, you have to deal with it, you choose to jump inside the shark pond, then you deserves it”

Cheers,Merci!

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