My Photo

ABOUT YOUR HOST

TRACK MY BLOG





  • Subscribe myblog by email


SEARCH IPHONE APPS

Stats



  • web tracker


  • Clicky Web Analytics

Copyrights



  • the mp3 and audio files you will listen on my blog are self produced.

  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

« Precisions on Peer39 | Main | A new way to bypass iTunes and manage your iPod music »

07 March 2007

Comments

PH Langlois

Hi Ouriel,

I think there is a difference between recording and publishing.
In the case you're explaining, catching the face of an agressor is great. Why put it online? Just give to the police...

We admit a "real" journalist (sorry for "real") can stay in front without moving. I think a citizen is commanded by the law to give assistance to someone in danger. If he's recording, no help.

Plus, it will prevent from publishing violence for violence, and make a business with violence. I think that's not so bad, and perhaps a way to treat violence.

(always heard the TV violence made youngs more violent .. so let's give a try and show less violence..)

Julien

I don't want to justify such a law, but I can see the point : preventing happy slapping.

Spica

The real point is to prevent happy slapping pratices. But I think you missed something : it is allowed to record violence scenes if your goal is to give it to the police in order to use it as a proof. It is also allowed to use such films for "information purpose" (which is why journalists are allowed to use such films). But filming violence in order to broadcast it online without those motives is now illegal. Anyway, why would you broadcast violence films ?

ouriel

why would journalist do? this law seem to authorize them.

Spica

Information purpose. Although I think we don't need those images to be informed...

The comments to this entry are closed.