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To get a copyright you have to send your naked photos to the government that the government probably already acquired through NSA programs.


Reporter talks to the woman in question over the phone since we may already have seen enough. (screengrab via CNN)

There's an episode of Orphan Black where the clones find out their genome has been legally copyrighted. This story brings us closer to that frightening dystopia, but also offers hope to those who are victims of "revenge porn."

"Hilary" (a pseudonym) revealed to CNN that her former long-distance lover had posted naked photos of her online against her wishes. To fight back, she found a clever solution: copyright the photos.

If you're the sole owner of the photos in question, no one can use them without permission. At the very least, all the photos Hilary owns would have to be taken down. At most, one day she could decide to charge for them since she owns the exclusive rights (unlikely, but it's what I would do).

Sources: CNN Money