Upskirting (taking a picture up a females skirt without her knowledge) is on the increase and it is causing quite a stir. There are many calling for stricter laws but the problem seems to be whether or not your privacy is being violated. If you are outside of your own home or in a public place it is free to be photographed with all participants. If you don’t wish to be photographed in the street don’t walk down it, it’s a public street. However, where do you draw the line?
In 2006 a 16 year old girl from Tulsa, Okla left her home to browse around the local stores. As she was browsing a man knelt behind her and carefully slid a camera in between her bare legs and snapped a photo of her underwear. Police did catch that man but the charges were ultimately dropped on the grounds that the girl did not, as required by the state’s Peeping Tom law, have “a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy,” given the public location.
Many states in Australia have passed laws making it illegal to take upskirt pictures in public places without the subject’s consent. In Japan although hidden-camera photography is not against the law (yet) the distributing of such photos could be deemed illegal. The problem is at such an all time high in Japan that all camera phones sold there make an audible noise when taking a picture in an attempt to alert the subject.
Some might argue that there is no difference in placing a camera between the legs of a passing female and a paparazzi photographer zooming in for the crotch shot of the next celebrity getting out of her limo with or without her panties on.
It is also fair to say that there are a few girls that go out with short skirts on to purposely draw attention to themselves. Just look at Britney Spears not so long ago, she wasn’t wearing any panties and she wore a skirt barely long enough to cover her cheek butts, this wasn’t an obvious publicity stunt? Girls in night clubs hitching their short skirts up knowing that a dozen eyes or more are glued to their visible thong.
It is of no surprise that while most guys love seeing upskirt images the unsuspecting females are not too happy with the situation. Both those already caught on film and those that fear they could be next. With most cell phones now coming with at least 5 mega pixels of sophisticated camera technology the ability to capture an unsuspecting female is getting far easier.
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