Revenge porn law approved by Governor

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PHOENIX (AP) -

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill aimed at stopping jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures of their former flames online to get revenge.

The measure sponsored by Rep. J.D. Mesnard, (R) Chandler, makes it a felony to post nude photos of a person without their written consent.

House Bill 2515 is one of many measures being considered across the nation in response to the posting of "revenge porn" that has been made easier by the growth of social networking sites.

Last year, California made it a misdemeanor to post such images.

The Senate and House both unanimously approved the bill last week and Brewer signed it Wednesday.

The bill also defines some postings as acts of domestic violence.

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