Woman Copyrights Her Boobs And Vagina To Fight Back Against Revenge Porn

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A woman in the U.S is taking a stand against the growing problem of ‘revenge porn’ after her ex-boyfriend published over 100 intimate photos and videos of her online.

The woman, going by the moniker ‘Hillary’ for privacy reasons, has actually copyrighted her boobs and her vagina in a bid to get the material taken down.

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The photos came out of a long distance relationship where Hillary and her then-boyfriend sent each other nude selfies and videos. However, once the relationship came to an end, her ex posted the content online.

Speaking to CNN Money, Hillary said:

(My ex) continually asked (me) to send photos, and it was uncomfortable at first. But I figured, ‘You’re in love so why not?’ They were very intimate.

There were a lot of topless photos, a lot in bed, I guess simulating sexual acts.

After she discovered the images and videos had been posted online, Hillary sought legal advice to try and get them taken down. Unfortunately, revenge porn is only illegal in 17 U.S states, and her home state isn’t one of them.

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She first tried copyrighting the images themselves, but the photos would have had to be sent to the government for approval, something Hillary disagreed with.

She added:

I thought, well no, this must be wrong. They’re forcing me to disclose them further when that’s what I was trying to prevent.

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The U.S. Copyright Office assured her that only the person taking care of the process would see the photos and, after taking out three registrations, she managed to get all the images copyrighted and taken down, except for the videos.

Revenge porn was made illegal in the UK in February under a new law. Offenders face up to two years in jail.

The U.S is still behind on the issue, however, with 33 states yet to outlaw the practice.

Credit to Hillary for fighting back, but clearly, there is much more which still needs to be done to stop revenge porn around the world.


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