Colorado Rights Blog

HB14-1104: Revenge Internet Posting Intimate Photos

Freedom of Expression & Religion
Bill Number: HB14-1104
Year: 2014
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: Stephens


The bill makes it a crime for a person to: • Post or publish a photograph of a person who was under 18 years of age at the time of the photograph showing that person’s uncovered genitals, buttocks, anus, or female breasts; • Obtain the photograph during a relationship or sexual encounter with the victim; and • Intend to embarrass, coerce, bully, annoy, harm, or cause emotional distress to the victim.

The crime is a class 5 felony with a mandatory minimum fine of $10,000, and, upon conviction, the court must order the defendant or the entity where the photos are posted or published to remove the photographs from the internet.

Current Status:

02/27/2014 - House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/15/2014 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations

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