What legal actions can be taken for someone sharing someone else's nude photos with someone else?
It's via the internet in an inbox and there's proof.
however, the sender's name or information is not connected to the account.
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Invasion of privacy if there is
a) willed acted by the defendant;
b) which intrudes on the privacy or seclusion of the plaintiff;
c) in a manner which would be considered highly offensive to a reasonable person;
d) and which causes the plaintiff mental, psychological or emotion harm or distress.
Also there may be a cause of action for intentionally causing harm.Source(s): N.O.C. Inc v Shaefer (1984)
- 7 years ago
Internet publication of private facts is a criminal act and can lead to prosecution, as well as civil claims. Whoever had their private photos shared without their consent can definitely bring a suit against the person who did it. There also is most likely a way to connect the person who shared the photos with the account, despite their information not being easily available. If the person is a minor, then that is child pornography and can get you in HUGE trouble.
- YetiLv 77 years ago
It depends on lots of details. Photos normally belong to the photographer, but there presumably must have been some kind of understanding or agreement what would happen with them when they were taken, too.
If they're being broadly shared and you find that damaging, you can pursue it legally -- especially if your name is on things. If it's someone sharing them with a single other person and they're not being posted to the web, and you posed for them, it's a little trickier. If they're photos this person didn't even take themselves, they're engaged in copyright infringement on top of things.
Anyway, you'd need to contact a local attorney and they're going to need to get into a lot more detail. On a practical level, once photos are out there on the internet, they're out there. You can stop things if they're only at the email level. You can also generally stop further distribution happening, and try to keep your name off stuff. And if stuff is out there on the web with your name on it, it's permanent damage and you can sue the person who did it for quite a lot.
- CaoedhenLv 77 years ago
The devil is in the details... who took the photos, how did they take the photos, and are any persons involved minors?
If A and B are consenting adults, and A lets B take nude photos, and B shares those photos with the entire Internet, A is pretty much out of luck.
If A is a shower at a gym, and B has placed a hidden camera in the shower to record A, then B has committed several felonies before even sending the photos.
If A or B or any recipient are minors, then it gets really ugly.
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- .M.Lv 57 years ago
If they profit, invasion of privacy (a tort) in some states. Publication of private matter is also a tort, even without profit, in some states. Taking the photos without consent is also illegal so that could be an issue depending on where they came from.
Certain kinds of sexual harassment crimes and claims depending on the state; some of these may fall under various new/existing cyberbullying laws.
Various pornography charges in various states.
If under 18, possessing/distributing child pornography in all states I think.
- Anonymous7 years ago
What dude is saying is, if you posed, you gave permission to do whatever he wants with them. Pose for me and I'll make you a star and you won't see a dime of it. That's the bottome line.
- 7 years ago
No legal actions could be taken.
Once you put your picture on the internet, its not yours anymore.