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Revenge porn is the distribution of sexually explicit images or video of individuals without their consent.The images or video may be made by a partner of an intimate relationship with the knowledge and consent of the subject, or it may be made without his or her knowledge.

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The possession of the material may be used by the perpetrators to blackmail the subjects into performing other sex acts, to coerce them into continuing the relationship, to punish them for ending the relationship, or to silence them.

New Jersey was the first state to criminalize revenge porn. A complete list of state legislation relating to revenge porn is provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures here.

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