Legal Question in Sexual Harassment in Illinois

If someone sent another person naked pictures of them would it be against the law to send them to anyone else. the person in the picture is over 18 and the person who recieved the pictures is over 18.

Asked on 12/02/09, 1:47 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Thomas Moens Moens Law Offices, Chartered

It is certainly reasonable to assume that the sender of the pictures gave up the expectation of privacy in sending these pictures to someone else. However, depending on who took the pictures, there might be a copyright violation involved in forwarding them to someone else. Under the heading of 20/20 hindsight, always assume that anything you email is going to end up published on the internet somewhere.

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Answered on 12/08/09, 10:54 am

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