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Arizona House OKs 'revenge porn' bill

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PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House has unanimously approved a bill aimed at stopping jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures of their former flames on the Internet to get revenge.

The bill from Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard of Chandler would make it a felony to post nude photos of a person without their written consent.

House Bill 2515 is one of many being considered by lawmakers across the nation in response to the posting of "revenge porn" that has been made easier by the growth of social networks. Last year, California made it a misdemeanor to post such images.

The bill passed unanimously on Monday. It will now go to the Senate.

HB 2515: Unlawful distribution of private images
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