Pornographic video goes viral, legal source warns distributors

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Pornographic video goes viral, legal source warns distributors


A local legal source has cautioned persons against the circulation of pornographic videos and photos, even if though they were not the original publisher of the contents.

This warning comes as another pornographic video is being circulated of a young female – believed to be St. Lucian – reportedly performing oral sex on a male in a restroom. Reports are that the face of the female is very clear in the video, but only the male’s penis is seen.

Many persons have been sharing the video via cell phones, email and social networking sites.

However, the legal source said while it is possible that the young woman can take legal action against the original publisher as well as persons who share the video, it will be an uphill task.

“Generally speaking yes, but frankly the police, the court and certainly the victim does not have the resources to do so, but if they did, yes she could sue the persons who distributed the video,” the source said.

“Every act of distribution is a new act of libel and subject to an action in court, but with these videos going ‘viral’, it’s hard to track down every publisher of the video. Your best bet is to sue the person who originally published it. Hit him hard for general damages and/or imprisonment or the threat thereof; you make him an example to discourage others.”

Section 313 of the Criminal Code, which defines the act as libel, states: “(1) A person commits the offence of libel who, by print, writing, painting, effigy, or by any means otherwise than solely by gestures, spoken words, or other sounds, unlawfully publishes any defamatory matter concerning another person, whether living or dead, either negligently or with intent to defame that other person.”

The source said Section 314 defines what is considered to be defamatory: “(1) A person is defamed if matter is imputed to him or her which amounts to a crime, or which imputes to him or her misconduct in any public office, or which is likely to injure him or her in his or her occupation, calling, or office, or to expose him or her to general hatred, contempt or ridicule.”

The source pointed out: “Note that the latter part of the definition speaks to this matter ‘which is likely to injure him or her in his or her occupation, calling, or office, or to expose him or her to general hatred, contempt or ridicule’.

“As to her remedies, she can seek an injunction to have the video/pics removed from where it has been posted. Additionally, she can seek general damages for the damage done to her reputation. The person/boyfriend who posted the material is subject to seven years imprisonment,” the source added.

The legal source noted if the male or anyone else decides to sell the video, they can be brought up on charges as well for distribution of porno material.

Under the section entitled “Sale of Pornographic Material, Sale of pornographic material 330, it states: “Any person who knowingly and without lawful justification or excuse publicly sells or exposes for sale, or lets on hire or exposes for letting on hire, any obscene book or other obscene printed or written matter, any obscene picture, photograph, video recording, or model, or any other object tending to corrupt morals of a minor, is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for five years.”

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  1. What of the St Lucia porn industry? Is that a start? When is the next casting session. Please do it professional next time.

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  2. i think this young lady has a problem and needs some counselling,maybe it started off that she was sexually abused at an early age and seeks attention from guys where ever she gets it.I have a cousin who was abused at an early age and she would sleep with guys just to feel like she is loved or accepted when she is asked why she does it.

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  3. Anyone who judges her for doing this is a hypocrite. Not like y'all haven't tried or done it now. The only thing she is guilty of is trusting that piece of shit who recorded it. Y'all need to grow up! Bcs some of y'all do some more nasty shit to pleases y'all man.....

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  4. The people saying to give her a break ect are just as stupid as she is . It's not the first time it's happening & I highly doubt it will be her last , it's obvious that she doesn't know about self respect .I would never put myself in such a situation simply because I've set standards for myself . Apparently some of those defending her don't see the need for a young lady to be modest ect . And to add to it E PAS MEM BELLE , my girl best advise is to keep your hideous face in hiding when you realize any device with a camera is near . Lol pas chway mweh . Fact is : IT WAS WRONG , SHE IS TO BE BLAMED , so much more to say but her nastiness is not worth any more of my time .

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  5. the boy who post this is a real cacaklack.. real men don't do shit like dis.. you pussy, cakalack in tin!!!

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  6. Our law on libel or defamation...needs to be reformed....just google reforms of defamation act....articles such as re shaping the law on libel... This ridicule and contempt threshold is archaic at best

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  7. That girl jus nasty a majority of them are de patna in a way right to record an share de video

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  8. I would like to see the legal source try prosecute 50,000 people for libel.
    To the women judging the girl you are all hypocrites, Im sure you'll do worse than this girl already. There is nothing wrong with oral sex or pornography. More people need to start making porn in St. Lucia.
    That's my opinion.

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  9. I dont see the big deal about oral sex. 90% of the people that comment do it. they just have enough common sense not to videotape themselves doing it or least have a video of him eating out your .. for the one he have of you sucking his hood.

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