Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I was a little surprised by the general reaction to this article. As noted, there's already a similar law in place here in Japan, and it seems to make sense. Its purpose is to discourage voyeurism and pictures taken of people in places like dressing rooms. I've never encountered anyone here who thinks it's an unfair law or unduely protective. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the comments made in response to the article, though...Americans are so scared of giving up their "rights." Even their "right" to have a silent cameraphone shutter. I guess the value of privacy is in the eye of the beholder.