Maine Revenge Porn Laws

Unauthorized Dissemination of Certain Private Images, class D crime

 

Title: Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA §511-A “Unauthorized dissemination of certain private images”

 

Status: In effect, as of July of 2015

 

A person is guilty of unauthorized dissemination of certain private images if the person, with the intent to harass, torment or threaten the depicted person or another person, knowingly disseminates, displays or publishes a photograph, videotape, film or digital recording of another person in a state of nudity or engaged in a sexual act or engaged in sexual contact in a way there is no public or newsworthy purpose when the person knows or should have known that the depicted person:

Is 18 years of age or older
Is identifiable from the image or information displayed with it
Has not consented to the dissemination, display of publication of the private image

 

Repercussions: Unauthorized dissemination of certain private images is a Class D crime.

 

Does not apply to:

Lawful practices of medical treatment
Images involving voluntary exposure in a public or commercial setting
Interactive computer services or information services with content provided by another person.

 

(http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0460&item=5&snum=127)