Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Photography on DC Metro raises troubling legal and privacy questions, and maybe c.p.

There is more controversy now about photography in public places, after WJLA-7 in Washington DC reported a story of people being secretly filmed on the Metro and then some mildly compromising images showing up on porn sites.

Since the photography happened in a public place, there is a real question as to whether this broke any laws. If some of the targets are minors (females in all cases), there might be a question about child pornography.
But there is more talk that laws regarding photography even in public need to be upgraded.  But n another case near the Lincoln Memorial, someone was convicted of a misdemeanor for “upskirting” photos, on Park Service property.  I’m not sure of the legal difference. 

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