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Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim

WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may claim damages from every person caught with illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

But justices rejected the idea that a single person who possesses such images may be assessed the full amount due to the victim, setting aside a $3.4-million verdict against a Texas man in a favor of a woman whose childhood rape was photographed and widely circulated on the Internet. Full Article

Also see:

http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/04/opinion-analysis-dividing-the-duty-to-pay-for-child-porn/ (Analysis)
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/23/67276.htm

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  1. Jean

    Great news!

  2. ab

    Rape is horrible as is any other form of abuse/mistreatment. However there comes a point in cases like these where we must ask when enough is enough. There is a major difference between getting enough money to help pay for mental health treatment, living expenses, medical care, and other things that can help someone move on with their life after something like this and extorting people for money because they possessed images or videos of these things. Good news indeed.

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