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Leaked Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photos- Violation of Privacy?

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  • Center Left
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    Charlotte, NC
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    Over the past several years, hundreds of starlets and entertainers have had their "private" photos spread via the web. Some of the more recent of those affected are Krysten Ritter, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Hope Solo, and Scarlett Johansson. Now it seems the 24 year old Jennifer Lawrence is taking the hit. Although most seem to never comment or respond to whether the photos are real, in this case Lawrence's people are already on the case for prosecution.

    Jennifer Lawrence's spokesperson told TMZ:
    "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."

    If taken seriously, past has proven this can hold very serious weight for the person responsible for the leaked photos. In 2012 Christopher Cheney was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the hacking of several personal accounts and broadcasting stolen photos. Will this ultimately have the same ending for the hacker? Should it? This is a fine line case of privacy, and a think before you act kind of thing. Everyone should know that you absolutely cannot upload any sensitive pictures/information to anything that has wifi these days. You can't. It's a rule-of-thumb in today's world. Especially anyone in the spotlight. It's hard for me to imagine someone like Lawrence would do this as a publicity stunt, as been done several times before. But on the other hand, it's hard for me to imagine this was done with the thought of 100% discretion.

    Thoughts? Was this a violation of her Privacy?
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Probably, especially if it was one of us (a gross thought for sure) but she is an entertainer and in spite of everything - they love this free "exposure"! I'm not going to lose any sleep over this, fer sure!
  • Independent
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    pr Wrote: Probably, especially if it was one of us (a gross thought for sure) but she is an entertainer and in spite of everything - they love this free "exposure"! I'm not going to lose any sleep over this, fer sure!
    Who stole my nude picture? please come forward; the reward is a free foto session in your nude ass!!! ha ha !!
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    It's a shame that these young celebrities fail to realize that once they attain a modicum of success, their life becomes a fish bowl, whether they like it or not, or even want that type of constant attention, if these people could photograph a celebrity taking a crap in their own home, they would take that photo and shill it anywhere that is likely to make them a buck, and worse ,to me anyway, are the outlets that would pay for these photo's so they could increase their circulation, I don't have the answer, and I don't think the courts have the answer either.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    ClayTaylorNC Wrote: This is a fine line case of privacy, and a think before you act kind of thing. Everyone should know that you absolutely cannot upload any sensitive pictures/information to anything that has wifi these days. You can't. It's a rule-of-thumb in today's world. Especially anyone in the spotlight. It's hard for me to imagine someone like Lawrence would do this as a publicity stunt, as been done several times before. But on the other hand, it's hard for me to imagine this was done with the thought of 100% discretion.

    Thoughts? Was this a violation of her Privacy?
    I don't think there is a fine line at all. We have a right to privacy in this country, plain and simple. Griswold v. Connecticut, a case decided in 1965, explicitly stated as such. This right does not end when someone becomes a celebrity and is in the media spotlight.

    People who steal information from a computer should be treated the same as someone who steals a tangible item from a store or house. I hope the person who released this and other photos is caught, tried, and convicted like Christopher Cheney was. People have to learn that the law will come down hard on you if you do this crap.
  • Democrat
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    What's the difference between selfie/private photos released to the public and all your computer and Iphone use going to DATA Banks? There has emerged many data banks that "take" all your information from your phone and computer and place it a bank of data identified to "YOU". So, what's the difference? You play on the networks, you should be responsible enough to handle what you place on the networks. If you do not want people to know about you, than don't play. It's simple. Everything you place on the DemocraticHub goes into a data bank on information about you. This information is bought and sold like merchandise. The people who want this data are into security, advertisement and business. They want to know who you are and what you look at and what you are interested in. They use the data against you if they want or they slam you with all kinds of robot calls and computer advertisements.

    I could care less about this little starlets ignorance. She played and now she feels betrayed by those that expose her stupidity. Stupid is what stupid does! If you feel that there is no privacy, guess what? Your right, we haven't had privacy in decades. Nothing is sacred and everything is free information if you know how to retrieve it. If you are gifted/skilled in the arts, you can have a lucrative career selling information about everybody and anybody.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    The problem as I see it - this goes hand in hand with its opposite. With enough money, with enough power or influence you can have all the privacy that you want, or don't want in the case of celebrities. For those of us not in the 1%, the 10%, or even the 50,60,70 and more percent, forget about it. There is no privacy. Lets get real - we once again live in a class or caste world, we're told we don't. We're told its the others who don't have freedom.
  • Center Left
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    pr Wrote: Probably, especially if it was one of us (a gross thought for sure) but she is an entertainer and in spite of everything - they love this free "exposure"! I'm not going to lose any sleep over this, fer sure!
    Whether they are entertainers or not, it doesn't mean they wanted these photos leaked. I seriously doubt that the any of these celebrities knew about the obscure hole in Apple security. To say they wanted it or deserved it for even taking the photos is offensive and you are blaming the victim for the crime.

    Everyone should have a reasonable expectation to privacy, no matter what your job is. The people who hacked into the phone and extracted the photos should prosecuted to full extent of the law. The victims have nothing to be ashamed of, and shouldn't feel obligated to explain their actions in the slightest.
  • Liberal
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    I disagree! When you decide to enter the public eye especially as a politician or an entertainer you give up all rights and expectations of privacy. It's all fair game, you can't pick and choose what you want people to see or know about you once you make the decision to become "public".

    Now, if you're talking about average "Joe Citizen" things are different and people do have the right to privacy and it should be protected.

    In spite of all these "public" figures crying over having no private, personal life, everyone of them is only too happy to shoot their mouth off on TV or in the papers and get as much attention for themselves as they can. Don't want people to see nude photos or compromising photos of you, the solution is real simple - don't put yourself in that situation in the first place or stay out of the public eye.

    No one cares to see nude photos of anyone who posts here, for sure, and there is a good reason for that!
  • Democrat
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    Sometimes what these politicians spout and spew from their own mouths on TV or Radio should be considered private and not be allowed a public airing as it violates the everyday persons common sense of decency.
  • Democrat
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    I'm sorry I just can't feel sorry for these public figures, entertainers, politicians, and rich business people who get hacked into their private lives because they had pictures or audio on their crazy lifestyles. If you allow pictures to be taken and recording devices around your personal life, you should be responsible and intelligent enough to accept what gets broadcasted to the public. Apparently, there's little information on these public releases being false or photo-shopped, so it is the living proof of childish behavior gone wild. I read today on Yahoo news that one celebrity who is complaining is getting a harsh feedback from people saying how stupid she is to expose herself for her husband in the public forum that is captured and rebroadcasted. It seems most people are getting it right............these people are stupid. I can't feel sorry for them at all. Whenever a politician says something twisted of character and it broadcasts to the citizenry, I don't hear anybody feeling outraged they hijacked this politicians private life. Hell, look at Romney saying that jerk statement during a fund raiser that got recorded and released to the public. The only people that were mad were the Republicans. As I Democrat, I could only think, "It couldn't of happened to a nicer person........Use it Obama." When politicians get their public speaking released to the public on saying things against women, where's the alarm bells going off? Entertainers are no different and it appears those in the spotlight, such as Bieber, they really enjoy being caught. Maybe it sells their records, I can only assume. Oh, poor me, people see me nude...........give me a break. If your going to expose yourself, than maybe you should own up to your mistake. Techies around the world unite, You Rock and I support your hacking of these people since technology has given you free reign and access. It's doubtful that the FBI or any law enforcement can really put a stop to it however illegal it may be. Is it against the law to look at your next door neighbor lying nude alongside the pool while on your property? If any law is broken it is the person exposing themselves that should be arrested for public indecency and exposure. I think those entertainers should be arrested for allowing pornography on the internet.

    Let's put realism in this subject instead of feeling sorry for someone's stupidity.
  • Liberal
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    Finally we agree on something!
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I could not disagree with either of you more. To suggest that an individual gives up all their privacy rights because they are in the public eye is absolutely ludicrous. Are you both actually suggesting that it should be perfectly legal to hack into someone's private computer or e-mail account and steal their private documents just because they are celebrities? It is one thing to take these pictures and then leak them to the media, as Paris Hilton is wont to do. It is another thing entirely to have someone steal things from a secure cloud server and broadcast it to the world.
  • Liberal
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    It's very naive of someone to believe if they take compromising photos of themselves that they won't eventually become public, ESPECIALLY if they are a "personality" or politician. It may not be right or fair but that's life and reality and it goes along with the job. I have no sympathy at all for these cry babies. They all want attention all the time and when they get it the start crying "Poor me".

    Not to change the subject, but the same thing goes for the three Christian evangelicals that went to North Korea to "spread the word". They knew the consequences and if they were dumb enough to try and convince others of their beliefs in a country that is known to ban this type of behavior they deserve whatever happens to them.

    Life and actions have consequences if you're not prepared for the results that's your problem, not societies!
  • Liberal
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    A link to some interesting thoughts on the subject, particularly in the comments section!

    http://www.salon.com/2014/09/02/jennifer_lawrences_body_became_the_body_of_all_.../