2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2A - ADMINISTRATION OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2A:58D-1 - Invasion of privacy with photographs, films, videotapes, liability, civil action; damages, costs


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2A:58D-1. Invasion of privacy with photographs, films, videotapes, liability, civil action; damages, costs
2. a. An actor who, without license or privilege to do so, photographs, films, videotapes, records, or otherwise reproduces in any manner, the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed or who is engaged in an act of sexual penetration or sexual contact, without that person's consent and under circumstances in which a reasonable person would not expect to be observed, shall be liable to that person, who may bring a civil action in the Superior Court.

b.An actor who, without license or privilege to do so, discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed or who is engaged in an act of sexual penetration or sexual contact, without that person's consent and under circumstances in which a reasonable person would not expect to be observed, shall be liable to that person, who may bring a civil action in the Superior Court. For purposes of this section, "disclose" means sell, manufacture, give, provide, lend, trade, mail, deliver, transfer, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, advertise or offer.

c.The court may award:

(1)actual damages, but not less than liquidated damages computed at the rate of $1,000.00 for each violation of this act;

(2)punitive damages upon proof of willful or reckless disregard of the law;

(3)reasonable attorney's fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred; and

(4)such other preliminary and equitable relief as the court determines to be appropriate.

L.2003,c.206,s.2.


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