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Comment: Hey I was just wondering if you have found anything about Libby Hoeler.
Story is that she is a student in Wisconsin that made some videos for her
boyfriend of her stripping and they got out on the internet, they are
everywhere now. Just wondering if this is a real story or something made
up.

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hmm... googled on the name and got 4,930 results... most seem to be porn, will try and sift to see if anything legit shows up. Anyone with a stronger stomach care to actually click on the links?

--jaimi "poor little innocent me" lyn

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Ok, I was brave enough to click on a site, and it's a message board with a rational discussion about it, backstory and all.

link to page

looks like folks aren't sure if it's a UL or not, but there's an interesting discussion about consent and copyrights

--jaimilyn

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I'm not exactly well-versed in this topic, but I do know that the "Libby" videos have been around file-sharing programs for about a year and a half.

As for their veracity, I would guess that their supposed origin is at least somewhat truthful. (I have at least one acquaintance who stars in amateur pornography circulating the internet, so videos like these are by no means rare - a simple Kazaa search can tell you that.) I have no problem believing that the video was not produced by a commercial organization; I do not entirely give credence to the "videos misdirected on the way to lover" story.

I'll do some research as well [Smile]

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Oh, man. A friend of mine showed me one of the videos ages ago and told me that her ex-boyfriend either deliberately sent them out, or someone found them on his computer. He told me what school the girl supposedly went to, and at the time, she WAS listed in the student directory (I believe as "Elizabeth Hoeler") at the school. I forget which school it was, I think the University of Wisconsin.
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Also concerning the ethical ramifacations of the Libby video and its ilk is a recent lawsuit filed against the makers of the Girls Gone Wild videos.

http://www.southsound.com/ss/entertainment/story/649952p-4892232c.html

Though slightly different in nature (GGW is produced commercially), the basic question remains the same: is it deceptive (or, rather, illegally deceptive) to record someone's potentially embarassing actions with the purpose of distributing said record?

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