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New bill proposes mandatory sound from camera phones

Posted: , by John V.

New bill proposes mandatory sound from camera phones
Some might find those click sounds after taking a shot with a camera phone fun, while others find it annoying. Congress today is being introduced a new bill which would require camera phones to make a click or other audible noise when a phone is used to take a photo. The bill, named the Camera Phone Predator Act,  would be treated as a safety requirement. Most phones do allow users the ability to change the sound it produces and can even turn it off. Obviously, the user can always silent the device so that no sound is made. If the bill is passed, the sound created by the phone needs to be audible to anyone in a “reasonable distance” of the camera phone. As stated earlier, this feature would be treated as a safety requirement. But others might find this more of a hindrance than anything else.

source: Library of Congress via phonescoop

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


really??????? Thats actually a legitimate concern in congress????? I would think the state of the economy would be a bit bigger of a priority........

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 15:33

3. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Just goes to show where their priorities lie. Fire every single one of 'em.

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 15:35

5. david_the_gom (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)


strongly agreed with #1... stop waste your time on camera and work on the economy revival!!!!

posted on 27 Jan 2009, 19:34

11. crd22 (Posts: 77; Member since: 15 Apr 2008)


Strongly agreed with #1,3,5... There are (REAL!) problems in the world, and Congress is making laws about cell phone cameras?!?! This is disgraceful to America and I am ashamed to have these people represent us.

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 15:32

2. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Big brother strikes again.

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 15:34

4. iff2mastamatt (unregistered)


This intent of this law is for no naughty locker room photos

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 15:56

6. bigfanboyred (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)


camera phones?! really! so does this mean i wont be able to take pictures and video of up dresses? what a drag... how about congress doing some real work...getting the banks that with OUR tax payer $$$$ bought other banks, instead of leaning the money the way they were suppose to!

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 16:56

7. elgee02 (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


Worst... law proposal... ever

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 18:20

9. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i agree! gay...

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 17:05

8. VGirl (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Jan 2009)


so does this mean they are going to do this with regular cameras too? its not just phone that people do this with. what a waist of time

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 21:36

10. drewsky (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)


you can say that again

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