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In any bitter dispute, some people will go to great lengths to settle the score and be one up on the other. In countless cases, torn couples have outed each other on social media and gone as far as sharing private photos or videos of one another online in an attempt to decimate their public image. In case you didn’t know, this is defined as ‘revenge porn’ and now, sharing content online with the intention of causing humiliation is considered unlawful and could get you locked up.

Canberra recently introduced a new bill in an attempt to combat the practice of ‘revenge porn’, which they believe should be seen as a form of sexual assault. According to recent statistics from a survey conducted by the¬†Australian Research Council, 1 in 10 Australians are subject to defamation in the form of explicit images shared without consent.

Under the proposed law, publishing or distributing private sexual material without consent will land you three years in jail. While on a more serious level, obtaining, possessing or supplying such material could attract a five year sentence.

The new law, if passed, will see Australia join other nations with similar laws including the UK, Canada, Israel, Brazil, the Phillipines and several U.S states.

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