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YouTuber wins damages in landmark UK revenge porn case

Engadget

YouTuber Chrissy Chambers has won damages in a landmark legal case against a former partner who posted revenge porn online. The vlogger was dating a British male -- who remains anonymous as part of the settlement terms -- in 2009 when several sex videos were filmed without her knowledge. They were then posted to RedTube and several other porn sites in 2011, after the pair had broken up and Chambers had come out as gay with singer-songwriter Bria Kam. The timing of the uploads meant that new laws criminalizing revenge porn weren't applicable. As a result, Chambers had to win her case on quite different legal grounds.


Facebook warned over legal action after revenge porn case

BBC News

A libel lawyer has warned that Facebook could face legal action from victims of revenge porn after the company reached an out-of-court settlement with a teenage girl in Northern Ireland.


Could a revenge porn case in Northern Ireland change Facebook across the planet?

Mashable

More people use Facebook than live in the nation of China. And like any giant international operation, its size opens Facebook up to a barrage of varied lawsuits, most of which are not worth paying attention to. A revenge porn lawsuit filed against the social media company that made headlines earlier this month, however, is worth keeping tabs on. SEE ALSO: Teen boys are'abusing' girls online. But how do we talk about it?


Facebook Loses Bid to Stop a 14-Year-Old Girl From Suing Over a Naked Photo

TIME - Tech

A 14-year-old girl in Northern Ireland will be allowed to sue Facebook over a naked picture of her that was posted on a "shame page," after a court struck down the company's attempt to block the lawsuit. The Guardian reports that a high court judge in Belfast ruled Monday against Facebook's attempt to thwart the case, which, lawyers claim, is the first of it's kind in the U.K. The girl is also taking legal action against the man accused of sharing the image, which was reportedly an act of revenge. The teenager compared it to a method of child abuse. She will seek damages for misuse of private information, negligence and a breach of the U.K.'s Data Protection Act. The tech giant has been sued before in relation to hosting sexual images that were publicly posted to seek revenge, and has come under criticism recently for removing other images it deemed to be inappropriate.