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Is it a crime to post a picture of another person on facebook?

Is it a crime to post a picture of another person on facebook?

Is it a crime to post a picture of another person on facebook?

This is a very tricky question. The act of posting a picture of someone on facebook is usually not a crime. If the picture is copyrighted, its possible you are breaking a copyright law. However, I think the purpose of why you are posting on facebook can be criminal.

For example, if you have a restraining order against you from your ex (in PA it is often called a PFA or protection from abuse order), and you keep posting pictures of that person on facebook, I think you are in violation of your PFA and you could face up to six months in jail for civil contempt.

Also, if you keep posting pictures to someone’s wall after being asked not to post to their wall, or if you are blocked by a person and you keep creating new logins to get by the blocking, you may be guilty of harassment, stalking or disorderly conduct.

Also, if you are posting to your ex-boyfriend’s new girl friend’s page with unbecoming pictures and calling her a whore, you are probably guilty of harassment, even if she is a whore.

The best advice is that if you can’t tell if what you are doing on facebook is wrong, stay off facebook.

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Conduct

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