Sex video removal guide

Sex video removal guide

Tips for sex video removal from the internet

We know how distressing and painful it must feel if you have discovered that there are your own personal sex videos on the internet.  We strongly advise internet lawyer legal support for successful outcomes but below is a sex video removal guide. 

How do personal sex videos end up online

Will I get help from the police for sex videos online

Asking a website to remove sex videos

What if a website won't remove a sex video

Can I ask Google for sex video removals

Blocking injunctions to remove sex videos online

Disclosure orders to remove sex videos online

Specialist lawyers in sex video removals

How do personal sex videos end up online

Personal sex videos end up online because someone has posted them on there. The poster may be someone that you know or someone that you don't know. How the sex video was filmed and where it was stored and who it was sent to, is important information here. It could be that the sex videos that you thought were personal were still on your old phone that you passed on without deleting the memory. It landed in the wrong hands and that person posted your sex video.

It may be a result of having performed in a consensual sex video with an ex partner on a shared digital advice. It could be part of sexting harassment. It could be that you are in the public eye and these are old consensual sex videos that you are being blackmailed about. You could be the victim of Voyeurism where a hidden spycam captured you or you have just been made aware of a secretly filmed sex video by a client that filmed your webcam sex act. It could even be a manipulated sex video that includes your image on someone else's body. You may have joined a discreet dating website platform and are being blackmailed with these sex videos online. 

There are numerous ways of where the personal sex videos originate but they are online because someone has posted them on there. 

Will I get help from the police for sex videos online

Getting help from the police for sex videos online depends on a lot of factors. The help may happen but it could take months. Doing your own homework with sex video removals will certainly save months of the agony of waiting for the police to come up with the results. 

If you know or have any suspects in mind, who posted the sex videos online and have evidence, take all of this information to the police. They can then file a report and pass it onto the police station that is close to the perpetrator's residence, if known. Consider that when you report sex videos on the internet to the police, there is a good chance that if the matter is investigated, the perpetrator might have an opportunity to delete and destroy important evidence. In any event, even if this is not a revenge porn case, it is worth reading our article about reporting harassment on the internet to the police. Being armed with information prior to reporting harassment to the police is important. 

Asking a website to remove sex videos

Asking a website to remove sex videos could be successful but not guaranteed. When requesting a sex video removal, bear in mind that the outcome may make the situation worse. There is a possibility that the website operators will alert the user that posted your sex video and often it is unintentional. How the revenge porn offender reacts is down to their own backstory, characteristics and psychological makeup. Some have escalated their harassment and others have disappeared.

Some website operators will cooperate and proceed in sex video removals immediately and others won't, under the Freedom of Speech Rights policy that they may operate from. Some website operators thrive on their user-led platforms, where uploading non consensual sex videos is encouraged. If a website will not remove a sex video, an internet lawyer will have solutions. See below. 

You could ask the police to make a request to the website operator but it could be a long process. The reason for this is that it is a complicated and an international process which involves Interpol (an organisation that facilitates worldwide police cooperation and crime control). In many cases, the police that are dealing with Revenge Porn and sex video removals from the internet, are not familiar with the entire process and they do not have alternative methods that could result in information getting to them more quickly. 

What if a website won't remove a sex video

If a website won't remove a sex video under the Freedom of Speech Rights, an internet lawyer can make an application in the UK to try and force them to remove the sex videos under the UK Privacy Laws, which is slightly more complicated but possible. 

If you have a unique name, we would advise you to Trademark your name and then use Intellectual property and Trademark laws to give weight to your case. Trademarks are easier to convince website operators, wherever they are located, in the sex video removals from their sites. 

Make sure you seek legal advice from an internet lawyer in the UK first.

Can I ask Google for sex video removals

You can ask Google for sex video removals and you ask a lawyer to make a detailed and successful application to Google, under Right to be Forgotten.

In the meantime, we advise that you make an application to Google to remove all the websites that you can list that contain your sex videos and/or carry your name. The problem here is that if you make a request to remove anything from Google, often Google will only delist in the UK (and Europe) and not necessarily anywhere else. This means that if a user in the UK and all over Europe can access an international version of Google.com, depending on the browser they are using, they will still find the sex videos. 

Be advised that when making a request for sex video removals to Google, request that Google delists the videos from its entire network. It is extremely important to tell Google to delist from all of it's network and not just Europe. Google employs a specialist to handle this request and depending on how many videos there are, it could take several months to locate them.

Be prepared that it could be a long process. Making sure that your sex video removals request includes the delisting from their entire network and not just European networks, might take a long time.

Blocking injunctions to remove sex videos online

In very extreme cases, where there isn't success, or complete success, it is possible to threaten website operators that we will apply in the UK for a court order called a blocking injunction. These blocking injunctions is a method to force all internet providers to block a particular website. Blocking injunctions require UK Internet Service Providers (five serve most of the market), to block their users from accessing certain sites in this country. 

Disclosure orders to remove sex videos online

Disclosure orders to remove sex videos online are successful. Obtaining information from website operators is a legal compliance if they are issued with a disclosure order. 

In the UK, we can obtain third party disclosure orders from the court. They are usually granted. If the website operator is located in the USA, often they will be covered by the court order to release information. In other cases, you will need to use US court for the disclosure. 

Some of the ways we can obtain the following information from the website operator:

  • Who the person was that posted the sex videos
  • Their IP address
  • Country of origin
  • Whether it was posted via VPN or other software hiding programme?
  • Whether it was posted via a mobile phone? Make, model, operator?

It is possible to obtain a huge amount of information from doing the above exercise but we advise that you act quickly. The advantage being that throughout the process of obtaining information, there is very little likelihood of the evidence being destroyed. 

Specialist lawyers in sex video removals

Specialist lawyers in sex related internet removals and all internet related harassment issues are creative. Our specialist internet lawyers will explore all legal avenues until problems are resolved for our clients. 

It is imperative, with all internet related legal issues, that you gather and preserve evidence as soon as possible. With sex video removals, it isn't any different. If you know (or are not sure about who posted the videos), it would be better to obtain strong evidence. Whether it is for the police to deal with or a lawyer if you take it down a civil avenue. This would be for the purpose of balance of probabilities (the court must be satisfied that on the evidence, the occurrence of an event was more likely than not) for deciding the outcome of civil disputes. 

We are the only law firm in the UK that specialises in pornography and we will do whatever we can to support you with this very stressful, serious matter. 

Always seek legal advice for a thorough removal of private information from the internet with legal, binding contracts to give extra assurance. Our internet lawyers will advise anyone on any issue that is internet related.  0800-612-7211.

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