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Legislation has been proposed in the House by Rep. Peter King (NY) that would mandate manufacturers of cellphone cameras to include a feature that would cause the camera to emit an audible tone when a picture is taken.
The main reason for this, the bill claims, is that 'children and adolescents have been exploited by photographs taken in dressing rooms and public places with the use of a camera phone.'
The bill was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Camera Phone Predator Alert Act'.
SEC. 2. FINDING.
Congress finds that children and adolescents have been exploited by photographs taken in dressing rooms and public places with the use of a camera phone.
SEC. 3. AUDIBLE SOUND STANDARD.
(a) Requirement- Beginning 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, any mobile phone containing a digital camera that is manufactured for sale in the United States shall sound a tone or other sound audible within a reasonable radius of the phone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera in such phone. A mobile phone manufactured after such date shall not be equipped with a means of disabling or silencing such tone or sound.
(b) Enforcement by Consumer Product Safety Commission- The requirement in subsection (a) shall be treated as a consumer product safety standard promulgated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission under section 7 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2056). A violation of subsection (a) shall be enforced by the Commission under section 19 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2068).
Originally posted by PsykoOps
Fear mongoring, pure and simple
Originally posted by RFBurns
I dont think its anything all that important or critical to consider.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Yeah I got some legislation to propose. The establishment of the Useless Legislation Department. The ULD. (Hey, it has a ring to it. ) This department would review by a panel all legislation, and if they determine that it is useless and stupid, 1 strike is noted against said congressman who proposed AND all cosponsors. Three strikes, yer ALL out.