You probably have heard about it by now. You might even have friends who have downloaded the video â€“ if you have not already. Erin Andrew ring a bell?
ESPN reporter Erin Andrew is a familiar sight to many sports enthusiasts. And I am pretty sure that there is more than one guy out there who has had not so clean thoughts about her. After all, she is really attractive, isnâ€™t she?
Anyway, a video of her had surfaced on the Internet. Yeah, a video of her walking around in a hotel room. In her birthday clothes. Naked. Nude.
Naturally, this video quickly spread, and people from all over the world have been downloading it. So why would I say donâ€™t download it?
Lisa Bloom, legal analyst for CBS News says that downloading the video is actually illegal. Bloom says that â€œitâ€™s like buying or selling stolen property. If you know you are buying something that was stolen… you could be liable criminally and civilly.â€
One reason is that the video was taken without the consent of Erin Andrew, just as it was spread without her consent. In fact, the video was apparently taken through a peephole, which is in itself a crime.
While you might not be sued, arrested, or anything like that for downloading the video, you just never know what might happen. More so, you might get a different kind of surprise â€“ like a Trojan or some other malware that can bring you more trouble than itâ€™s worth.