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Student Gets Restraining Order Over Facebook Photo

The Associated Press reports a composite nude posted to facebook has earned a UNH student a restraining order:

A University of New Hampshire student got a temporary restraining order against another student who combined an image of her face with an explicit photo of another woman’s body, then posted the composite on his Facebook page.

A judge ordered Owen Sanborn, of Laconia, to stay at least 100 feet away from the woman and barred him from posting her “likeness or name on any Internet site,” pending a final hearing.

The woman’s lawyer, Bryan Gould, said the posting was the latest episode in a series. Social networking sites like Facebook can encourage stalking-type behavior, he said.

“It’s sort of a way for someone like this to sort of test the waters, and that’s what makes it dangerous,” Gould said.