Law to require camera phones to go click

Here's a good one for discussion - the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act will, if introduced, require any cellphone to make a sound when a photo is taken.

Here's a good one for discussion - the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act will, if introduced, require any cellphone to make a sound when a photo is taken.

Requires any mobile phone containing a digital camera to sound a tone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera's phone. Prohibits such a phone from being equipped with a means of disabling or silencing the tone. Treats the requirement as a consumer product safety standard and requires enforcement by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

It's not difficult to poke holes in this one ... How hard will it be to circumvent? Why only sound a tone on taking a photo and not video? Why only cameras on cellphones?

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... and here I was thinking that lawmakers had better things to do. Guess I was wrong.

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