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Posted 4/9/14 , edited 4/10/14
Many individuals are using their phones to take pictures or videos of people and upload it to websites such as Instagram, Facebook, or Worldstarhiphop.
As technology advances and years ensue this issue becomes more apparent.

One of the most viral videos I've seen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNfvjVToaPQ

The most recent articles I've come across was "Internet Gets Man Banned from Gym Chain for Mocking Members on Facebook."
http://gawker.com/internet-gets-man-banned-from-gym-chain-for-mocking-mem-912931879

I'm sure one can recall many other instances.

Overall do you think laws should be reinforced or made to prevent this dilemma from continuing?
If not, why?

Furthermore what is your input on the matter?
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I find it entirely rude and uncalled for to take pictures/videos of people without permission. People are not entertainment or 5 minutes of fame on the internet.

If I saw someone taking a picture or video of myself or my family, I'd break their phone and/or camera and carry on with my life. Simple matter or decency.

There should be fines and repercussions of some sort at the very least.
Posted 4/9/14
I feel the crime is their assault. If people want to post evidence against themselves (stupid criminals) by all means... Evidence for court and just evidence of how terrible of a person they are to deride others.

As for the second case. It falls in to that "terrible person" category I described. It gets really disturbing if whole nations want to control behavior that much. Having crimes labeled as crimes is one thing and the gym case, while it is very far from nice, is another. It should be up to good parents like the mother cutting the guy off to raise kids properly. We don't have to get into the debate about him already being an ass, so her punishment was after the fact. Unless we want to discuss having the government raise children, I don't think I need to go farther. Most of the time if people were raised properly then the stupid shit they do may have not happened. Why have needless laws for hurt feelings?

As for a topic I remembered a while ago - if someone were to take a picture of someone in an intimate setting without the person knowing - then I do believe laws are in place for that. A jackass with a camera at a gym is a bit of a stretch.
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I don't get why some take joy in making fun of others. I don't get people in general...Why can't everyone in the world just sit down and enjoy some anime like me?
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Expose those racists on buses and trains.
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14383421 wrote:

I feel the crime is their assault. If people want to post evidence against themselves (stupid criminals) by all means... Evidence for court and just evidence of how terrible of a person they are to deride others.

As for the second case. It falls in to that "terrible person" category I described. It gets really disturbing if whole nations want to control behavior that much. Having crimes labeled as crimes is one thing and the gym case, while it is very far from nice, is another. It should be up to good parents like the mother cutting the guy off to raise kids properly. We don't have to get into the debate about him already being an ass, so her punishment was after the fact. Unless we want to discuss having the government raise children, I don't think I need to go farther. Most of the time if people were raised properly then the stupid shit they do may have not happened. Why have needless laws for hurt feelings?

As for a topic I remembered a while ago - if someone were to take a picture of someone in an intimate setting without the person knowing - then I do believe laws are in place for that. A jackass with a camera at a gym is a bit of a stretch.


Exactly, it all hinges on location and whether it fits the definition of a private location. Too much control is downright oppressive and what is considered to be offensive is subjective. Let them be called out and punished informally by their peers for their legal dickery and move on.
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Creepshots are definitely not ok to do.
But I'm in full agreement if its exposing someone for being a really bad person.
Like being an abuser or being extremely racist and things like that.
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I don't agree with any law saying you can't take pictures/videos in a public space. That seems too restrictive.

Yes, some people will use the power of their camera phones for ill will. That's inevitable. But I find the positives outweigh the negatives here. What first came to my mind on this topic was taking video and pictures of police officers on the job. There was a huge hullabaloo about that not too long ago. I think that kind of civilian surveillance is necessary. It's like a check on police power, just to make sure they don't abuse it.

Other people here have mentioned taking video/pictures as evidence against socially unacceptable behaviors, which I also agree with. If you see some douche harassing a woman on the bus, by all means, shame him. I see it as being a witness to a social crime. There's nothing wrong with providing evidence.
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wordstarhiphop??
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I was celebrating my birthday when some kids came and tried to make fun of me on camera. It didn't go too well for them since my brothers were there lol. They took the kids' phones and I got to throw them across the street onto some pavement.
Posted 4/10/14 , edited 4/10/14

Aokidanza wrote:

I don't agree with any law saying you can't take pictures/videos in a public space. That seems too restrictive.

Yes, some people will use the power of their camera phones for ill will. That's inevitable. But I find the positives outweigh the negatives here. What first came to my mind on this topic was taking video and pictures of police officers on the job. There was a huge hullabaloo about that not too long ago. I think that kind of civilian surveillance is necessary. It's like a check on police power, just to make sure they don't abuse it.

Other people here have mentioned taking video/pictures as evidence against socially unacceptable behaviors, which I also agree with. If you see some douche harassing a woman on the bus, by all means, shame him. I see it as being a witness to a social crime. There's nothing wrong with providing evidence.



My thoughts exactly, couldn't say it any better.

Right now I'm thinking of taking a video with my phone without my boss's knowledge...just because he's always sexual harassing me and I'm tired of it. (I never give in but I'm tired of saying "no" and I hate it when he hugs me or the way he looks at me ). I will use the video in case he crosses the line one day or if he fires me because I didn't do what he wants me to do.
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gayfawn wrote:

Creepshots are definitely not ok to do.
But I'm in full agreement if its exposing someone for being a really bad person.
Like being an abuser or being extremely racist and things like that.


Do a lot of people 'fawn' over you?

Consensual for the win.
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Not really and that's how I like it.
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bathroom64 wrote:

I don't get why some take joy in making fun of others. I don't get people in general...Why can't everyone in the world just sit down and enjoy some anime like me?


Cuz the world is full of boring people that just can't understand the greatness of Anime. Even less people understand the greatness of lolis. The idiots. =.=
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Posted 4/10/14 , edited 4/10/14

Sogno- wrote:

wordstarhiphop??

I believe there's a typo in the original post. Probably meant "WorldStarHipHop":

- WorldStarHipHop
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldStarHipHop

WorldStarHipHop (WSHH) is an American hip-hop site, shock site, and content aggregating video blog.

Created in 2005, the site averages 1.1 million unique visitors a day. Alexa ranks the site 247th in site traffic in the United States and 983rd for worldwide traffic. The site, operated by Worldstar, LLC, was founded by Lee 'Q' O'Denat, a Hollis, Queens-based hip-hop fan, and a dropout from Grover Cleveland High School, who calls himself a "Haitian ghetto nerd."

Described by Vibe as a "remnant of the Geocities generation", the site regularly features public fighting caught on tape, music videos and other content targeted to the Hip Hop audiences. O'Denat refers to the site as the "CNN of the ghetto."

In 2012 Alexa Internet stated "Compared with all Internet users, its users are disproportionately African-American and they tend to be childless, moderately educated men in the age range of 18 to 24 who browse from school and home."
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