New bill proposes mandatory sound from camera phones

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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11 Comments

1. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 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........

3. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

5. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

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

11. crd22

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

2. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Big brother strikes again.

4. iff2mastamatt unregistered

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

6. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 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!

7. elgee02

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

Worst... law proposal... ever

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i agree! gay...

8. VGirl

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 14, 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

10. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

you can say that again

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