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  • Mar 20th, 2012 @ 1:13pm

    Re: Puhleeez!!!

    Ummm, I think it has been stated numerous times that Ravi did not post pictures or video's online. He viewed his own webcam feed that no one else had access to for all of about 20 seconds and all that was shone was a kiss. No nudity or sex. So that is not the same at all as your hypothetical ex boyfriend posting nude pics on the internet. And besides, ex boyfriends have been doing this for a while now, yet I haven't seen a single example of them being taken to court and thrown in jail for 10 years. Sure I think that is wrong and they should get in legal trouble for it, but it just doesn't seem like that actually happens.

  • Mar 20th, 2012 @ 8:40am

    Misinformation

    So much misinformation here as to what actually happened as revealed by the trial. Ravi did not film them and broadcast it on the internet. What did happen was the following: Ravi had a webcam setup in his room on top of his computer. According to Ravi, he was worried about his property when he saw the friend Clemente brought to his room (Ravi stated he was much older, dressed shabbily etc). So Ravi was in his friends dorm room at her computer and remotely activated his webcam and viewed his room from his friends computer for all of about 10-15 seconds. All that he and his friend saw was Clemente and his friend kissing. Ravi shut down the webcam. Later Ravi attempted to view his webcam again with some more friends, but the webcam was turned off and he was unable to do so.

    So please stop saying that he recorded them and posted the video to the web because that did not happen at all.

  • Nov 16th, 2011 @ 6:55am

    Live Stream of the Hearing

    Does anyone have a link to any live feeds of the hearing? I've been looking all over the house.gov and cspan pages and cannot locate a feed.

  • Oct 28th, 2011 @ 10:03am

    Politics

    I think the Representitives posistion on Net Neutrality was more of a political stance than of actual factual reasoning. Sure she was mostly correct and I agree that the Obama administration oversteped in that case, but really I think it was just another case of Republican's continual chant of "No!" to anything that Obama proposes. But for Protect-IP she got her orders from the lobbyist, and she simply cannot make the connection between what she says in opposistion for one program can be used for opposistion to her own bill.