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Using the Copyright Act to fight revenge porn

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 9:06 AM | By Laurelly Dale

Cyberbullying is a problem not limited to Canada. It’s everywhere. According to the International Telecommunication Union, over three billion people now use the Internet. It’s used for everything, including destroying reputations.  

A recent case almost made use of Canada’s revenge porn laws, also known as s. 162.1 of the Criminal Code. There is no doubt that posting revenge porn is appalling. The case of Ron Bostelaar falls into a grey area. Revenge porn is evolving. It is also a force growing rapidly beyond the walls...