The Most Dangerous Phrase Strikes Again
Seriously, congresscritters are morons. There can be no other explanation.
Sadly, this is not the most idiotic, ridiculous, laughable, or embarrassingly stupid law ever proposed; but it’s close:
“New Law Will Require Camera Phones to ‘Click’
Author: Michael Horton
A new bill is being introduced called, Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, which would require any mobile phone containing a digital camera to sound a tone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera’s phone. It would also prohibit such a phone from being equipped with a means of disabling or silencing the tone.
While its a good gesture, I do not believe having such a law would deter criminals from hacking their camera phones to take pictures in inappropriate ways. Also, the real criminals would not even use a camera phone but would probably use other devices such as a hidden camera. Regardless, at least with the bill signed into law it would allow prosecution and jail time for individuals that get caught with a camera phone that does not make the noise.
One question does remain, what if you have a camera phone that doesn’t make the noise at all or is suppressible? Would older phones still be covered under this new law?”
So, if my finger happens to be blocking the speaker, what then?
What if my phone breaks and the tone no longer works?
What about digital cameras; they’re quite small and easy to conceal?
What about deliberately hidden cameras, or novelty cameras that look like other things, will those be illegal as well?
Yet another example of one idiot… or given the subject matter probably thousands of idiots… saying to another idiot (one with power over us, god help us) “There ought to be a law”; the most dangerous phrase in the English language.