Reuters reports that Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress and reality TV star, is suing a Panama-based internet company in the Los Angeles Superior Court. The claim arises out of the worldwide circulation of a video of Ms Hilton having sex with her then-boyfriend that has been forwarded to millions of random personal email inboxes. Maintaining that the video was meant for her personal viewing only, she is claiming $15million actual damages and the same amount in punitive damages for violation of privacy, illegal business practices and infliction of emotional distress.

The IPKat says that the genie is out of the bottle. There’s precious little Ms Hilton can do to claw back her privacy. Prevention is the best cure in such situations – if you are going to make videos of yourself doing naughty things, make sure that you don’t entrust them to people who are going to leak them.

Paris Hilton here
Sleep with Paris Hilton here
Is the video all that it seems? Find out here (no – this isn’t a link to the tape – you should be ashamed of yourself!) Sociology of the tape here

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