Judge bans stolen student sex pics sharing on BitTorrent

    Date12 Jan 2012
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Conservative MP Louise Mensch has welcomed a landmark ruling in an internet bullying case as an advance for individual liberty. The case involved an anonymous student, known for the purposes of the case as "AMP", whose photographs were distributed by P2P software after her mobile phone was lost or stolen. The photos, described by the judgment as "sexually explicit", had been snapped with the mobile's camera. Lawyers successfully argued that the student, who wished to preserve her anonymity, was entitled to an interim injunction to protect her privacy and halt the distribution of the photos over BitTorrent.

    "She has courageously struck a blow for women and privacy," wrote Mensch on Twitter.

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