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Should it be illegal to take a picture of someone that didn't give you permission to do so?

Asked by: jaksunmadness
  • Yes because misinterpretation

    Photoshop and incorrect captioning of said pictures can wrongfully demean the person that has gotten their picture taken without giving permission. This should be punishable by imprisonment, fine or whatever goes for other crimes. How a person present themselves is their own right and none should be allowed to manipulate it.

  • Take it don't share it

    The question though is whether or how social media fits into this? Its one thing when google is doing it, quite another when your drunk and spited GF posts them on face book and slams you? Should you have the right to demand that those photos be taken down? If they are simple drunken revelry? What about 'revenge' porn?

  • Take a picture, no.

    Unless the picture is sexually explicit or revealing. However, publishing or disseminating an image featuring someone is another story. E.G. taking a picture for personal use should be allowed unless it is explicit or an invasion of privacy. Commercial use or publishing an image of someone without their permission should not be, unless it is something like a crowd shot, or a person in the background in a public place.

  • You would never be able to take a picture!

    I mean, seriously. You're at the top of the Empire State Building and your taking one last photo before you go. Whoops. Someone else is in the picture. Guess I gotta delete it. As long as the person isn't identified, it's perfectly fine. It would be too hard to enforce as we'll.

  • It's not even possible.

    Even when we are disregarding the fact that there will always be other people inside of the photographs we take even if we did not mean to, it will be impossible for the government to keep track of the offenses of a crime that is this wide-spread.

    You should take into account that %90 of the people that take pictures of others do so obliviously and without any ill-intent on their mind. Even this was accepted to be illegal and the government somehow managed to look over these cases, many innocent people would be prosecuted with no appearent reason.

  • There will always be others in photos

    What should be illegal is publishing photos of private individuals without their permission. That is of course, unless the photographer is an accredited journalist and the photo in question is questionable moral or criminal behavior. Just taking pictures of people and using them for advertising, or to drum up sensationalism, or to falsely discredit someone (that one is already illegal) should be illegal. Just taking a picture of someone should not be illegal and could not be policed effectively anyway.

    The question though is whether or how social media fits into this? Its one thing when google is doing it, quite another when your drunk and spited GF posts them on face book and slams you? Should you have the right to demand that those photos be taken down? If they are simple drunken revelry? What about 'revenge' porn?


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