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jjoshua
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join:2001-06-01
Scotch Plains, NJ
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Check out this anti-photography law

There's always a lawmaker somewhere...

»www.nj.com/independentpr ··· _default

Under no circumstances should any child be unknowingly videotaped, photographed or otherwise recorded without parental consent.


Jodokast96
Stupid people really piss me off.
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join:2005-11-23
Erial, NJ
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1 recommendation

The comments there pretty much say it all.


just2c

@sbc.com
reply to jjoshua
I guess you could use this as a way to get redlight cameras and all "safety" cameras turned off since they will surely be recording minors out in public at some point and time without a signed consent form. Security cameras at all businesses would also be affected. Can you imagine having all the cameras at WalMart shut off due to this being passed...


jaykaykay
4 Ever Young
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join:2000-04-13
USA
kudos:24
reply to Jodokast96
+1 "So all the security cameras in dept. stores, etc, will also be in violation." This and the others say it all.


jtudor
Xm 60's On 6 Freak
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join:2002-12-07
Morganton, NC
reply to jjoshua
I think that lawmaker is in violation of all good sense laws! What an idiot!


ARGONAUT
Have a nice day.
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join:2006-01-24
New Albany, IN
kudos:1
reply to jjoshua
Kevin J. O'Toole (Republican Party)

That explains a lot.


EGeezer
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Midwest
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reply to jjoshua
Here's the text of SB 713. An accompanying statement is in the link provided;

An Act concerning the criminal invasion of privacy of children and supplementing chapter 14 of Title 2C.

Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. a. An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he photographs, films, videotapes, records, or otherwise reproduces in any manner the image of a child, without the consent of the child's parent or guardian and under circumstances in which a reasonable parent or guardian would not expect his child to be the subject of such reproduction.

As used in this act "child" means any person under 18 years of age.

b. It is an affirmative defense to a crime under this section that:

(1) the actor posted or otherwise provided prior notice to the parent or guardian of the child of the actor's intent to engage in the conduct specified in subsection a. and

(2) the actor acted with a lawful purpose.

c. It shall not be a violation of subsection a. of this section to observe a child in the common area, access way, foyer or entrance to a fitting room or dressing room operated by a retail establishment or to photograph, film, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image of such child, if the actor conspicuously posts at the entrance to the fitting room or dressing room prior notice of his intent to make the photographs, films, videotapes, recordings or other reproductions. It shall be a violation to disclose in any manner any such photograph, film, videotape or recording of a child using a fitting room or dressing room except under the following circumstances:

(1) to law enforcement officers in connection with a criminal prosecution;

(2) pursuant to subpoena or court order for use in a legal proceeding; or

(3) to a co-worker, manager or supervisor acting within the scope of his employment.

d. For purposes of this act, a law enforcement officer who is engaged in the official performance of his duties shall be deemed licensed or privileged to make photographs, films, videotapes, recordings or any other reproductions. A law enforcement officer may disclose such photographs, films, videotapes, recordings or any other reproductions only under the following circumstances:

(1) to law enforcement officers in connection with a criminal prosecution;

(2) pursuant to subpoena or court order for use in a legal proceeding; or

(3) to a co-worker, manager or supervisor acting within the scope of his employment.

2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be applicable to all offenses committed on or after the effective date.

»legiscan.com/gaits/text/515865

Based on the text, it does appear to make lots of store and public area security cameras illegal if they capture images of children.