Camera Phones Will Have to ‘Emit Tone’
FACING TWO WARS and a global depression, you would think that Congress has better things to do than to make a federal case out of troublemakers who use their cell phone cameras to snap candid photographs of people in compromising positions.
But that’s exactly what happened in late January when Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) introduced the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act (H.R. 414).
King’s solution to the problem, which is already a prosecutable offense in most states, involves mandating that, one year after the passage of the act, all mobiles with cameras made in the United States must emit a “tone or other sound audible within a reasonable radius of the phone.”
In other words, they would just have to make a noise. An army of bureaucrats at the Consumer Product Safety Commission would then be tasked with monitoring that all makers comply with the new rule at a cost of millions of dollars to taxpayers.
Techies have already offered up a way to get around the proposed law that King and all of the other highly paid intelligentsia in Congress never thought of: You will still be able to buy a quiet camera phone that has been made outside of the United States.
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(Issue # 6, February 9, 2009)