Congress takes up camera phone abuse

May 11 2004 - 12:46 PM ET | Camera
Congress is trying to combat "peeping Tom" type usage of camera phones with new legislation. Lawmakers want to make behavoir like taking pictures beneath women's skirts and posting them on the Internet a federal crime punishable by up to a year in jail. Our Take: While a great PR move, this is an extremely difficult thing to prosecute (not that the feds shouldn't try). Most victims never know they have had their pictures taken and most pictures are hard to identify. Add that to the anonymity of the internet, and you'll be hard pressed to find a conviction.