Re: Brin on Privacy

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 09:55:49 -0800 (PST)

"Max M" writes:
>> From: Robin Hanson
>> I'd guess the usual reason for trusting such videos is that multiple
>> independent sources verify the same results. If you walk naked down a
>> buzy city street, or assault someone there, enough independent videos
>> may be taken of you to convince a jury you did it.
>Clips from the same multiple amount of cameras can be edited to show almost
>anything you would like. With a little editing it might look like you were
>running naked away from a rapist.

Each person would testify in court that they have not modified their
pictures. As usual, the most important legal aspect of some evidence
is the person who testifies to its source.

Robin D. Hanson