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England, Wales set to make 'upskirting' photos an offense

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So if a woman is carelessly sitting on the stairs outside in a public plaza and I want to take a photo of a famous monument, but she's sitting near it, do I have to wait for her to stand up and walk away.

Because if she ends up in my photo, I would be criminal liable wouldn't I.

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if she ends up in my photo, I would be criminal liable wouldn't I.

Only if you put the camera between her legs to take your picture of the famous monument.

Now why would you want to do that?

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Only if you put the camera between her legs to take your picture of the famous monument.

You're referring to the specific circumstances of a single case, not to how the law is written or is going to apply. Upskirt shots can be taken far less intrusively than by the method you mentioned; a properly written law would be unlikely to confine the definition to that alone.

And the text of the bill in the following link does confirm that.

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/2017-2019/0130/lbill_2017-20190130_en_2.htm

@Burning Bush

If you care to read what's in the link, you'll see that the short answer to your question is no, for several reasons, all of which can be readily divined from the wording of the bill.

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