Homemade Porn Vid Gets Aussie Probation

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Distributing a sex tape without the other person's consent is frowned upon.

Camera Phone Sex Tape

A jilted Australian man has gotten a year of probation for sending a sex video with his ex to a group of friends. That group of friends included her current squeeze. Essentially, this dude recorded a spirited session of boning on his camera phone, held onto the vid (presumably for recreational purposes), got dumped, tried to reconcile, and then went for some revenge. According to the Courier Mail, this is one of the first cases like this in Australia to go to court. New technology needs new laws. Or people need to think through consequences of their actions or whatever.

There are three main problems with this whole thing:
1) Leaking personal sex tapes is pretty lame. But if you are going to do it, there’s a certain etiquette to it. You’re not supposed to specifically send the video to anyone. You post it somewhere anonymously, ‘accidentally’ leave it on when someone comes over, or just allude to it in conversation. Anything else is bad form and likely to get you caught.
2) Did she really have to start dating one of his friends? We’re not sure how things work Down Under but you’re not supposed to hook up with friends’ exes if they’ve been together for two years. Maybe things are different there. Maybe the fact that the seasons are opposite and toilets drains in a counterclockwise manner really messes with people. We’re not condoning the sex tape leak, but as Chris Rock would say, we understand.
3) Couldn’t they have worked this out amicably? Sure in Trainspotting a missing sex tape cost Tommy his relationship, his sanity, and, eventually, his life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Look at Kim Kardashian and Ray Jay. They’re still friends. And we bet that Rick Salomon and Paris Hilton at least exchange head nods in Las Vegas. And these dudes profited off these tapes.

As always, these guys should have communicated a little better, even after their break up. Maybe they could have avoided this. Also, the dude could have just kept the video for his private collection.

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