Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed bills that will ease the state’s sale of potentially hundreds of surplus homes in Los Angeles County, outlaw an Internet trend known as “revenge porn” and help the state implement the Affordable Care Act.
Under the bill by Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), those convicted of illegally distributing private images with the intent to harass or annoy face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
"Until now, there was no tool for law enforcement to protect victims," Cannella said. "Too many have had their lives upended because of an action of another that they trusted." SB 255 takes effect immediately.
Definitely a step in the right direction, though some legislation at the national level still seems vital in combating the regularity with which people fall victim to “revenge porn” websites.
14:12 // 2 months ago
Etsy Inc., an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, will let its sellers use outside manufacturers and hire as many employees as they need, loosening rules amid confusion over requirements.
The change will allow sellers that cultivated their businesses on Etsy to keep expanding on the site, Chief Executive Officer Chad Dickerson said in an interview. It will also permit moves that were previously forbidden, like employing people in another location or producing goods in a factory.
Etsy is home to about 1 million sellers, some of whom are struggling to keep up with demand for their products, the company said. Under the new policy, sellers will have to disclose their business relationships and apply to use manufacturing services. Etsy will try to ensure that goods sold on the site still meet its definition of “handmade.”
The perils of popularity.
17:18 // 2 months ago