October 7, 2012 |
The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man have decided not to sue the university or anyone else involved in the case, preferring to focus on the foundation started in Ryan Clementi's name. "They're just in a spot now where they have this opportunity - because of the fact that the media has made this case so well-known - to do some very good things through the foundation," Paul Mainardi, an attorney for Joseph and Jane Clementi of Ridgewood, N.J., said Friday.
September 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - A software program developed by a Pennsylvania company to track the locations of rented computers secretly collected confidential and personal information about consumers, including medical records, bank statements, and even webcam pictures of couples engaged in sex, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday in a settlement that bars eight companies from any further cyber-spying. The case involved seven rental companies and an Erie County, Pa., firm called DesignerWare L.L.C., which licensed its PC Rental Agent software to stores so they could shut off and recover computers that had not been returned in time or had been stolen.
August 31, 2012
Q: I'm a college student just starting my sophomore year. To make a few extra bucks, I've given some thought to being a webcam model during my spare time. A girl in my building has been doing it for a few years and makes out very well. I asked if she was worried about someone she knows seeing her, but she said you can block out users from states where you might know someone or even block users from the U.S. (or other countries) in general. I also asked if it was considered prostitution, but she said it's really no different from being a phone sex girl and that it's more acting than anything else.
June 16, 2012 |
Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate having a sexual encounter, is set to be released from the Middlesex County Jail on Tuesday, after completing 20 days of his 30-day jail term. Ravi, 20, received five days' credit for good behavior and five more for working while in jail, according to an Associated Press report. Such credits are standard for a 30-day sentence. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office plans to appeal the jail term imposed by Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman, which it contends was too lenient.
June 1, 2012
Dharun Ravi arrives at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department in New Brunswick, N.J., to be fingerprinted and photographed before being driven to the county jail Thursday to serve a 30-day term. The former Rutgers student was convicted in the webcam spying case involving his gay roommate, who later committed suicide.
May 30, 2012 |
Dharun Ravi wants to go to jail. The former Rutgers University student convicted of spying on his gay roommate in a sexual encounter with a man has asked Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman for permission to begin serving the 30-day prison sentence Berman imposed last week rather than wait for the appeals process — which could take months — to be completed. Ravi is expected to be at a hearing before Berman in Middlesex County Court tomorrow morning to formalize the request.
May 25, 2012 |
By Lalita Clozel This week, former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail for using a webcam to spy on an intimate encounter between his roommate, Tyler Clementi, and another man shortly before Clementi committed suicide. Prosecutors, gay-rights advocates, and others have argued that the sentence is lenient given the charges. In fact, it's fairly harsh. The Clementi case appears to fit a victim-vs.-bully narrative: A young, gay introvert is rudely exposed by his roommate and then jumps off a bridge.
May 23, 2012 |
Even the 30-day prison sentence given to a former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to secretly record his roommate having a romantic encounter with another man may have been too much. Many legal experts agree that Dharun Ravi, 20, probably wouldn't have been charged with any crime had not his victim, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide two days after the September 2010 incident. Even so, there was no evidence that Ravi's despicable act directly triggered Clementi's death.
May 3, 2012 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Lawyers for Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student convicted of spying on his college roommate kissing another man, have asked a Superior Court judge to overturn the jury's verdict, arguing among other things that the state's bias-intimidation law was misused. In a motion filed Tuesday, Steven Altman said that evidence in the case did not support the invasion-of-privacy conviction and that the bias-intimidation charges were unfounded. Altman asked Judge Glenn Berman to throw out the conviction or grant Ravi, 20, a new trial.
March 23, 2012 |
PLAINSBORO, N.J. - The former Rutgers University student convicted in a webcam spying case said that he was insensitive toward his gay roommate but not biased, and that he didn't think he was the reason for his roommate's suicide. Dharun Ravi, 20, was convicted last week of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, a hate crime, after using a webcam to view a snippet of Tyler Clementi's dorm-room liaison with another man, then tweeting about it. The case drew huge attention when Clementi, 18, threw himself off the George Washington Bridge.