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Posting a video online? Well, it may soon be a punishable offense if you live in South Australia, at least. The SA government is proposing to make it a crime to post online video’s featuring others without their permission and plan to impose penalties of up to two years in jail, reports ABC. 
However, the draft legislation, however, is being put out for public comment, but if the law is passed before state parliment, posting YouTube, Facebook or other video’s online of antics or stunts which humiliate others, could see you ending up in jail.

In particular, the SA government are concerned about violent video clips and assaults.

“Where a person is being filmed or has photographs taken of them in circumstances where there is no consent by that person either for the photograph to be taken or for the dissemination to other people, particularly through the new media or through the virtual world that people occupy these days, then that will be an offence,” says SA Attorney-General, John Rau.

The opposition are claiming the legislation, if passed, could lead to youths – unaware of the consequences –  being incriminated just from a simple online posting.

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