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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cameraphones and you

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.

Any thoughts?


Emmanuel said...

The bill makes perfect sense, but yeah I agree with you about how americans will take it as well. Across the board we refuse to give up anything regardless of it being practical, so much like the article says it is extremely unlikely that the bill will pass.