What a wonderful lawsuit he could have had. Videotaped having sex in his Rutgers University dorm, student Tyler Clementi could have sued not only the miscreants who live-streamed the video but also the deeper pockets of the University, owners of the channels of distribution, and more. Yeah, at Harvard Law, I learned about how to configure litigation to max profit.
Had a plaintiff lawyer have gotten to Clementi before he took a dive off the George Washington Bridge, he might be alive today and eventually on his way to not only fortune but enduring fame. There is a book in this traumatic experience. That could have been his platform for starting an organization whose mission is personal privacy in a digital age.