Question of the Day: What are the legal issues of taking pictures of drunk naked women who didn’t know their photos were being taken?
If people are drinking and acting stupid, check your motives before taking pictures of people. What you legally can do and what you should do are often two different things. If it’s a situation involving people who are naked, there’s a risk that this could be or become a revenge porn situation.
There is not expectation of privacy in anything you do in public: http://bit.ly/14A6GUF.
If you think you’re the victim of a crime, call the police. Revenge porn is a Class 4 felony in Arizona, punishable by 1.5 years in prison. Posting sex videos or intimate videos is not worth the penalties that accompany this behavior if you get caught. Threatening to post revenge porn is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by 6 months in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.
More information about the new Arizona revenge porn law: http://bit.ly/1Ri4eyt
Revenge porn laws in all 50 U.S. states: http://bit.ly/1pTnyGm.
Ruth Carter is an attorney at Venjuris Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona – a firm that focuses on business, intellectual property, and social media law. She is also a professional speaker, blogger, and author through Carter Law Firm.
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This video by the CBC (Canada’s equivalent of PBS) explains a lot about Free-Range Kids!
What is “Free-Range Kids”? You have been dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” by the media. How did you earn this title? Were you a Free Range kid? How can you tell if a kid IS “Free-Range”? What prompted you to found the Free Range Kids movement? What is a helicopter parent? Why were our parents different from today’s parents? Your new book has a section titled “The A-Z review of everything you might be worried about” in which you debunk many parental fears. Did you come across any particularly outrageous parental concerns? You’ve offered readers a number of “Free Range Commandments,” one of which is “Fail!” But we don’t want our kids to fail…do we?
You are raising your kids in New York City, is it harder to be a Free Range parent in the city? You have experienced the media from all angles, as a newspaper columnist, a news consumer and most recently as the sensational subject of a media storm. Has your view of the media changed as a result of this? What should we do to liberate our kids without going crazy with worry? What is “Free-Range Kids”? Free-Range Kids is a commonsense approach to parenting in these overprotective times. You have been dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” by the media. How did you earn this title? In 2008, I let my then-9-year-old ride the subway by himself. He’d been asking us — my husband and me — to please take him someplace and let him find his way home by himself. So my husband and I discussed this. Our boy knows how to read a map, he speaks the language and we’re New Yorkers. We’re on the subway all the time.That’s how it came to be that one sunny Sunday, after lunch at McDonald’s, I took him to Bloomingdales — and left him in the handbag department.I didn’t leave him unprepared, of course! I gave him a map, a MetroCard, quarters for the phone and $20 for emergencies. Bloomingdale’s sits on top of a subway station on our local line, and it’s always crowded with shoppers. I believed he’d be safe. I believed he could figure out his way. And if he needed to ask someone for directions — which it turns out he did — I even believed the person would not think, “Gee, I was about to go home with my nice, new Bloomingdale’s shirt. But now I think I’ll abduct this adorable child instead.”