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Colorado imposes penalties for ‘revenge porn’

Posting intimate pictures or videos online of former romantic partners as a form or revenge will carry criminal penalties in Colorado as of July 1.

Colorado was one of about two dozen states this year that considered bills addressing the trend of so-called revenge porn.

The new law makes it a misdemeanor to publish explicit images of someone without their consent and the crimes will carry a fine of at least $10,000.

Other laws taking effect July 1 include a requirement to release data to parents regarding student vaccination rates at schools, and stricter sentencing guidelines for sexual offenses against children under 12.

Another new law allocates $10 million in excess medical marijuana fees to study the health effects of the drug.

Calif. porn maker to stop Ben & Jerry’s spoofs

The days of buying pornographic videos with names based on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors are over.

Caballero Video has agreed to stop marketing “Boston Cream Thigh,” “Peanut Butter D-Cup” and other films spoofing the names of the venerable Vermont ice cream maker’s products.

The Los Angeles Times reported this week that the agreement settles a lawsuit Ben & Jerry’s brought against Caballero last year.

According to the suit, 10 titles in Caballero’s “Ben & Cherry’s” series besmirched the ice cream maker’s name and infringed its trademark.

Not only were the names similar to real Ben & Jerry’s products, but the films’ packaging also mimicked Ben & Jerry’s clouds-and-cows logo.

The Los Angeles-based video company previously agreed to pull the titles until the suit was resolved.