Colorado Revenge Porn Laws

Posting a Private Image for Harassment (18-7-107) and Posting a Private Image for Pecuniary Gain (18-7-108). Class 1 Misdemeanor

Title: CO HB 14-1378 Posting Intimate Photos on the Internet
Subtitle: Concerning prohibithing the posting of a private image one social media without consent to cause serious emotional distress.
Primary sponsers: Amy Stephens, Daniel Pabon, Steve King, Mary Hodge
Status: Passed 5/5/14

An actor who is 18 years of age or older commits the offense of posting a private image for harassment if he or she posts of distributes through the use of social media or any website any photograph, video, or other image displaying the private intimate parts of an identified or identifiable person 18 years of age or older:

  • With the intent to harass the depicted person or inflict emotional distress
  • Without the person’s consent
  • When the depicted person had a reasonable expectation that the image would remain private
  • It results in emotional distress of the person

Repercussions: Posting a private image for harassment is a class 1 misdemeanor

 

Does not apply to:

  • The photograph, video, or image is related to a newsworthy event, meaning a matter of public interest, public concern or related to a public figure who is intimately involved in the resolution of important public questions, or by reason of his or her fame shape events in areas of concern to society.

(http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2014a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/B8622059E18D26C687257C9A005794F0?open&file=1378_enr.pdf)