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Should those who publish private photos, videos and conversation on the Internet be punished?

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The racially offensive private rant of L.A. Clipper's owner Donald Sterling was certainly not a new attitude from him, according to those who had heard him utter derogatory views on black people before. But when it became public, the world had a chance to hear it, and many powerful people, including President Obama and Senator Ted Cruz,issued public reprimands. But the issue here is, should a person's private statements caught on tape be a cause for public censure? What about private acts, that may be offensive, photographed or videotaped and made public? Many of us say things about people we wouldn't want them or the general public to hear. So who is really the culprit, the one whose words or actions are offensive or the one who made it public? Should the person who puts someone's private photos, videos or conversation on the Internet be punished for violating the person's right to privacy?