Amber Heard wants non-consensual pornography to be punished for up to five years in prison and has spoken in Washington DC on Wednesday about why the SHIELD law should be included in federal law.
The actress – who was one of the many stars whose nude photos were leaked by hackers online in 2014 – went to the Capitol Hill Visitor Center to provide support against stopping malicious image utilization and limiting distribution.
"Non-consensual porn is one of the worst violations of privacy and does not discriminate, but it has a disproportionate impact on women around the world with devastating consequences," Heard said in her speech as she was flanked by law sponge representatives Jacks Speier (D-Calif.) and John Katko (RN.Y.).
& # 39; Intimate content that is released on the internet is virtually impossible to remove, exposing intimidation victims and victims of intimidation and judgment. & # 39;
Heard gave her speech when she was flanked by law sponsors, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) And John Katko (R-N.Y.).
Heard was one of many celebrities whose iCloud photos were posted on 4chan in August 2014 by hackers. She is pictured in September 2014 (left with now-ex-husband Johnny Depp)
This dual legislation aims to address the exploitation of private, sexually explicit or nude photos, often referred to as & # 39; revenge porn & # 39; or & # 39; sextortion & # 39 ;.
It would ensure that the Ministry of Justice has an appropriate and effective tool to address privacy violations and to establish criminal liability on a federal scale for individuals who share unauthorized sexual, sexually explicit, or nude photos.
It also strives for an effective balance between protecting victims and ensuring that lively online speech is not burdened.
Heard hopes that it will prevent people from violating the privacy of others.
& # 39; It can result and often also in devastating and economic, social psychological consequences, & # 39; Heard added. & # 39; My stolen and manipulated photos are still online today, with sexually explicit and humiliating and humiliating headlines about my body, about myself. & # 39;
Heard said that even her mother has access to her private images shared with the world during the August 2014 Fappening scandal, where iCloud photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, among others, were leaked to website 4chan.
Rep. Speier introduced the very first bill to address the issue in the 114th Congress, as the 2016 Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA). It is pictured on April 30
Counseling legislation will be introduced in the Senate by Senator Kamala Harris (in the photo on the right on Wednesday in New York). Heard (shown in Cannes on May 17) spoke about the serious consequences for her & # 39; personal safety, dignity and livelihood & # 39;
& # 39; I am still being harassed, stalked and humiliated by the theft of those images & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; The consequences for my personal safety, dignity and livelihood are serious & # 39;
& # 39; My relationships, my family, my profession, my opportunities, and furthermore, my expectations for physical autonomy and freedom are forever compromised. & # 39;
Rep. Speier introduced the first bill to address the problem in the 114th Congress, as the 2016 Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA). Companion legislation will be introduced into the Senate by Senator Kamala Harris.
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Professor, Danielle Citron, has shared photos and video of the event on Twitter. The author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (HUP) mentioned the brilliant ladies of the speakers.
It comes after the Senate Bill 1719C was adopted in New York in February. In it, bad actors can be sentenced to one year in jail and / or fined $ 1,000 for sharing explicit photos & # 39; s of others for & # 39; emotional, financial or physical & # 39; to cause damage.
Victims can file a civil or federal lawsuit (or both) against the perpetrator.
The victim may also receive a court order demanding that websites – including Google and Facebook – permanently remove the offensive material, even though the sites are protected by the Communications Decency Act.
& # 39; If someone's intimate images are shared without their permission, that can be devastating & # 39 ;, said Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety on Facebook in a statement about SHIELD Wednesday.
& # 39; We have no tolerance for it on Facebook and throughout the country, states have passed legislation to criminalize this horrible practice. We stand for consumer safety and advocates to do the same at the federal level and welcome representative Speier and her colleagues for the lead. & # 39;
David White, the national executive director of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists said in a statement: “SAG-AFTRA represents 160,000 actors, singers, dancers, broadcasters and artists at risk to become of image-related sexual abuse.
& # 39; The decision to appear naked in a photo or video content is a serious decision for a person, and it is a violation of human rights to remove this choice from them. & # 39;
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