Norwegian Media Authority: It’s good that we will have stricter penalties for sharing nude or violent photos

Mari VelsandPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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People who share offensive or overtly private photos, movies, or audio recordings of others could soon be sentenced to up to two years in prison.

In a press release, the Norwegian Media Authority writes that they are pleased that the punishment for sharing, for example, nude photos or videos of violence has been sharpened. 

The government’s bill has been passed by the Norwegian parliament (Storting) and will probably enter into force on July 1.

“Sharing such content puts a great strain on the person affected. Therefore, it is good that the punishment is sharpened,” Mari Velsand, director of the Norwegian Media Authority, noted.

Clearer distinction

The law also makes it clearer what one can be punished for sharing. For gross negligence, the penalty is a fine or imprisonment for up to six months. 

On the other hand, planned and aggravated violations of the sharing rules can be punishable by imprisonment for up to two years.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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