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NY lawmakers consider banning 'revenge porn'

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A push to outlaw "revenge porn" is gaining traction in New York.

Proposed legislation would make it a crime for people to post pornography to damage somebody's reputation.

Common targets often include former girlfriends, boyfriends and ex-spouses.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are planning to introduce bills on the topic next year.

"It certainly shows that you have to work hard to keep up with today's technology and have laws that will punish people who abuse that technology," explained Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury.

Early proposals in New York recommend penalties that range from one to four years in prison.

A similar law has gained attention in California and carries a sentence of six months behind bars.

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