court says 'upskirt' photos are legal

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  1. chapped

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    (CNN) -- Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing -- a practice known as "upskirting" -- prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law.
    The high court ruled that the practice did not violate the law because the women who were photographed while riding Boston public transportation were not nude or partially nude.
    "A female passenger on a MBTA trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering these parts of her body is not a person who is 'partially nude,' no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing," wrote Justice Margot Botsford of the state Supreme Judicial Court



    "I think the courts got it wrong," Hostin said. "The spirit of the law makes it clear it is about the person's privacy."
    The ruling stems from the case against Michael Robertson, 32, who was arrested in 2010 and accused of using his cell phone to take pictures and record video up the skirts and dresses of women on the trolley, according to court documents.
    Two separate complaints were filed against Robertson with the transit police. Authorities then staged "a decoy operation" to catch Robertson, who was eventually arrested and charged with two counts of attempting to secretly photograph a person in a state of partial nudity. Police observed him point a cell phone video camera up the dress of a female officer, court documents state.
    Wednesday's ruling reversed a previous decision by a lower court, which had denied a motion by Robertson seeking the dismissal of the case, said a statement from the Suffolk County district attorney's office.
    "In sum, we interpret the phrase, 'a person who is ... partially nude' in the same way that the defendant does, namely, to mean a person who is partially clothed but who has one or more of the private parts of body exposed in plain view at the time that the putative defendant secretly photographs her," the high court ruled.


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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/05/us/massachusetts-upskirt-photography/index.html?hpt=hp_t2



     
  2. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Errm, I mean :no:
     
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    Just in time for the spring rush :yes:
     
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    This is why I never wear skirts or kilts. :dontknow:
     
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    What about downblouses?
     
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    sorry man .. the court said only beaver shots

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    I will be pointing and shooting my camera between womens' legs at a store near you.
     
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    I'm going to invent an attachment that secures an iPhone to a man's shoe so you can take pictures under women's skirts. I'm going to raise the money on Kickstarter so I can build the business from the ground up.
     
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    There was a similar court case, years ago ... the ruling said something to the effect of, "reasonable expectation of privacy" .... I thought I had a reasonable expectation of privacy up my skirt!

    Oh well whatever .... :facepalm:
     
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    I think it's more of a slippery slope thing. Just like those jurisdictions that tried to legislate against the "saggy pants" fad, you can't. Just remember this, one rule: if you want it to remain legal for you to walk down any street wearing a bikini, the saggy pants and the upskirt shots have to remain legal.

    Don't like it? Be mindful of your surroundings or don't wear skirts. Sometimes, all it takes is for one pervert to ruin it for all the other people who enjoy wearing skirts or admiring women who wear skirts.

    Although I don't doubt the inherently fucking creepy act of upskirt photo-taking.
     
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    In honor of this landmark ruling

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    I prefer women in sundresses
     
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    Phew, thank God.