The victory that professional wrestler Hulk Hogan won last month over Gawker Media certainly generated a number of headlines, especially for the size of the awarded damages in the lawsuit: $140 million. Also for the sheer absurdity of it. Bubba the Love Sponge? However, writes Robert Levine for The New York Times, “for all its absurdity, the fight over Hulk Hogan’s sex tape became a fun-house mirror reflection of the issues that affect all of us.” Going all the way back to Alan Westin’s initial writings on digital privacy, Levine argues that all of us are grappling with the issues Hogan’s case raises. How do we control our digital selves? (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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