Unlike the hacked Twitter documents , this video is not even arguably stolen property. We live in a society where the sleazes and the lowest common denominator individuals seem to thrive. He has served more than two years in prison for secretly filming Andrews in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio. Data also provided by.
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Looks like the CBS reporter who wrote this piece should have asked for a second legal opinion. Unlike the hacked Twitter documents , this video is not even arguably stolen property. The creepy videographer probably violated state "Peeping Tom" or criminal surveillance laws, and is likely liable to Andrews for intrusion , but this doesn't make the video or the images contained in it stolen, as Ms. Bloom implies. And given that we're not dealing with child pornography or legally obscene material, I fail to see any other ground for saying that viewing or downloading the video is a crime. Admittedly, that doesn't mean it's not icky.