Art Vandelay wrote:
RugbyD wrote:they outlaw coverage by anyone not approved by the govt as a journalist.
And right now in the US a guy from San Francisco has been in jail since August because the government doesn't approve of him as a journalist. I'm as outraged over this as the next guy, but why be mad when it happens in France and not care if it happens here?
Tell me more. What exactly is he in jail for? Recording a violent act that was premeditated, or recording something as it happened without knowledge about it ahead of time?
Or broadcasting violent footage?
criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists.
Ok, I can see the "broadcasting" part, but not the "filming" part. Many crooks/criminals get caught due to a bystander happening to film the act. I mean if I hear fighting outside and I look out my window and see someone holding a gun (which I have done), grabbed my videocamera or my phone, and recorded that person shooting someone or attempting to shoot someone, that's now illegal (in France)? Even though that tape would send the shooter to death row?
Like I said, I understand the broadcasting part, as me broadcasting such an event isn't really in the best interest of society, but to get into trouble for recording it and aiding the police to put away a murderer with it, seems awfully silly to me.
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