Re: On January 28th, Criminals No Longer Another Face in the TampaStadium Crowd

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 22:45:31 MST

John Marlow wrote:
> But, see, this is the problem--what's okay for them ain't okay for
> you and me. Case in point: Cops in many jurisdictions are now wearing
> mics on traffic stops. Some are wearing cameras, in addition to the
> dash-mounted cams. Guy in MA, I believe it was, audio-recorded the
> cops stopping him and brought it up in court to support his
> contention that he was harassed. Result? He was convicted of
> illegally recording the cops. Last I heard, the officers were also
> considering civil suits.

This will increasingly not hold up as citizens become more cyborgish.
There is little difference recording something in your head for your own
use where you can't prove there weren't areas and can't easily share it
or perfectly recall it and using better tech that you can perfectly
replay (more or less) and share. Are the courts going to effectively
insist on lobotomizing cyber-intensive citizens? This is bogus.

- samantha

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