The governor of California has signed Senate Bill 255, which will make the posting of “revenge p**n” a crime. Revenge p**n made headlines this year; the success of Hunter Moore’s IsAnybodyUp spawned even more tasteless sites like IsAnybodyDown, founded by Craig Brittain. That site, which has been taken down, ran on an extortion-like business model. Nude pictures were posted with identifying information, without the consent of the subjects.

The only way to get the photos down was to make a payment, which was apparently going to the owner of the site, Craig Brittain—although Brittain denied that to the end. In California, anyone distributing nude photos online with an “intent to harass or annoy” can now face six months in jail as well as a $1,000 fine.

The bill was signed yesterday and goes into effect immediately.     

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