Prostitution photos to go public

An Italian town’s mayor hopes to shame men into not using prostitutes by photographing cars that pick them up and publishing the details in local newspapers.”

The funny thing is, that according to most countries’ laws, this is not illegal. Pictures taken in public places are free to be published/scrutinized. Ingenious plan. :)

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JBQ wrote on June 22nd, 2007 at 10:26 AM PST:

In the US, there are still some reasonable limits – the pictures must not be taken with technical means that allow to see more than can be reasonably seen with the naked eye.


Thom Holwerda wrote on June 22nd, 2007 at 10:36 AM PST:

In The Netherlands, this is not allowed. Other than that, a brothel (that’s a business) is not a public place. And if the prostitute works from her home, it’s not a public place either. So whichever way you look at it, this is illegal here.

Disregarding the fact that prostitution is, in some designated spots, completely legal here.


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Eugenia wrote on June 22nd, 2007 at 10:42 AM PST:

Thom, this is about prostitutes on the streets, not inside houses. And I am not sure that what you say that it’s not allowed it’s true. Check the actual law, you will find public photography been pretty liberal.


mikesum32 wrote on June 22nd, 2007 at 11:07 AM PST:

Some people also photograph the men who go into adult businesses. There are religious people that photograph doctors who give abortions and publish their phone numbers and addresses.


Shelley wrote on June 24th, 2007 at 9:30 AM PST:

It’s a shame they don’t spend at least half the amount of energy to find the human traffickers :-(


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