Many have followed the case of a former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi regarding charges of hate crime, evidence tampering and invasion of privacy, for secretly using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s liaison with another man in their dorm room. One of the reasons this case gained such notoriety is the roommate committed suicide a few days after learning Ravi watched him on a webcam.

Here is the breakdown of the verdict.

In the high-profile case that sparked awareness of cyber-bullying and harassment of gay teenagers many interesting legal issues have been raised and new precedence has been set regarding the digital footprint created by social media, text messaging and other digital outlets. Stay tuned as we watch for how the importance of how the digital footprint created through various outlets becomes more intricate part of the evidential process.


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