On Sept 1, a new Texas law goes into effect that criminalizes posting intimate photos of a partner that were sent that were sent with the understanding they remain private on the Internet. Posting "revenge porn" will now be a class A misdemeanor which can come with up to $4,000 in fines and a possible year in jail.
无独有偶，英国在今年2月12日也颁布了类似法案。在英格兰和威尔士，此类刑事犯罪最高刑期为两年(up to two years in jail)。
There has been an explosion in revenge porn over the past few years, largely because of the impact of new technology.
Victims of revenge porn have found it difficult to have pictures removed from the Internet.
In some cases, asking for removal results in more attention being brought to the images.
According to information from eight police forces in England and Wales which kept data on this issue, there were 149 allegations of revenge porn made in the past two and a half years.
The new law seeks to give a stronger option - classing revenge porn as "photographs or films which show people engaged in sexual activity or depicted in a sexual way or with their genitals exposed, where what is shown would not usually be seen in public".