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H.R.414 Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, 111th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Jan 14, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 16% of users support H.R.414

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    16% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.414.
  • H.R.414 has been viewed 39,415 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would require that all mobile phones sold in the United States which are equipped with digital cameras make a sound when a photograph is taken.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would require that all mobile phones sold in the United States which are equipped with digital cameras make a sound when a photograph is taken.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 30, 2009, by gman86428 - This bill sounds like it is a cover for when you take pictures of the police and other governmental people. They would have complete knowledge of who and when and could then easily remove any honestly negative publicity they now get. This so much like our congress to sell something that sounds good but in reality is something bad!

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      As noted by gman86428, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 30, 2009, "This bill sounds like it is a cover for when you take pictures of the police and other governmental people. They would have complete knowledge of who and when and could then easily remove any honestly negative publicity they now get. This so much like our congress to sell something that sounds good but in reality is something bad!"
    • On January 28, 2009, by Anonymous - So now all of a sudden the U.S. government is concerned with the privacy of its citizens?!? What a bunch of BS! They aren't concerned with privacy issues with red light cameras, or CCTV cameras on city blocks, or wire-tapping, etc. There's no doubt that the U.S. government listens in on some cell phone conversations. And now they're worried about privacy. What a bunch of BS!

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 28, 2009, "So now all of a sudden the U.S. government is concerned with the privacy of its citizens?!? What a bunch of BS! They aren't concerned with privacy issues with red light cameras, or CCTV cameras on city blocks, or wire-tapping, etc. There's no doubt that the U.S. government listens in on some cell phone conversations. And now they're worried about privacy. What a bunch of BS!"
    • On January 29, 2009, by Anonymous - Think about what you are doing! You can't stop VIDEO and every camera phone has one. Are you going to make the VIDEO make a noise when recording? This is another example of our elected representatives not keeping up with technology and not knowing how it works. If you make the camera click then the child predator will just use video. We need to stop trying to use our children to create laws that make no sense.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 29, 2009, "Think about what you are doing! You can't stop VIDEO and every camera phone has one. Are you going to make the VIDEO make a noise when recording? This is another example of our elected representatives not keeping up with technology and not knowing how it works. If you make the camera click then the child predator will just use video. We need to stop trying to use our children to create laws that make no sense. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.414: Presidential Funding Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - January 24, 2011 by opencongress.org - I sort of thought HR 414 must have passed: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h414/comments. Jmagnt7 June 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply. God I hope not! Too many regulations as it is. But yeah lol, was driving me nuts .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 24, 2011, "I sort of thought HR 414 must have passed: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h414/comments. Jmagnt7 June 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply. God I hope not! Too many regulations as it is. But yeah lol, was driving me nuts ." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h414/show&sa=U&ei=3gENUOvkLon02QWMia3vDw&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEaYRr_tFT_IzG12nBo4HvOnRJNHQ)
    • H.R.414: Presidential Funding Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - January 24, 2011 by opencongress.org - I sort of thought HR 414 must have passed: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h414/comments. Jmagnt7 June 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply. God I hope not! Too many regulations as it is. But yeah lol, was driving me nuts .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 24, 2011, "I sort of thought HR 414 must have passed: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h414/comments. Jmagnt7 June 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply. God I hope not! Too many regulations as it is. But yeah lol, was driving me nuts ." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h414/show&sa=U&ei=rv4EUKO8D8_o2gWZ1LXIBQ&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFA7uHwDXDbRlOTpOUrRwI3mkvtDw)
    • H.R.414: Presidential Funding Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - January 24, 2011 by opencongress.org - I sort of thought HR 414 must have passed: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h414/comments. Jmagnt7 June 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply. God I hope not! Too many regulations as it is. But yeah lol, was driving me nuts .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 24, 2011, "I sort of thought HR 414 must have passed: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h414/comments. Jmagnt7 June 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm - Reply. God I hope not! Too many regulations as it is. But yeah lol, was driving me nuts ." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h414/show&sa=U&ei=qawDUOaOGPGk2gWAtPi5Cw&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGfi0P4HapRDlkUbsRE7pkPRlrgBA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bill Proposes Camera Phones Must ‘Click` - January 28, 2009 by eWeek,  NY - The King-sponsored bill, which has been referred to the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce, is called the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act (HR 414). ...

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      As noted by eWeek,  NY on January 28, 2009, "The King-sponsored bill, which has been referred to the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce, is called the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act (HR 414). ..." (http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Midmarket/Bill-Proposes-Camera-Phones-Must-Click/)
    • Articles Tagged: HR 414 - January 25, 2009 by Geek.com - A bill has been introduced into Congress that could change the way mobile phones take pictures in the future. Introduced by New York representative Peter ...

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      As noted by Geek.com on January 25, 2009, "A bill has been introduced into Congress that could change the way mobile phones take pictures in the future. Introduced by New York representative Peter ..." (http://www.geek.com/articles/tagged/hr-414/)
    • 500 Bills Already Introduced in Congress - January 20, 2009 by Hawaii Reporter, HI - HR 414, the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, requires cameras in cell phones to make an audible sound to alert others (such as in locker rooms) when a ...

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      As noted by Hawaii Reporter, HI on January 20, 2009, "HR 414, the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, requires cameras in cell phones to make an audible sound to alert others (such as in locker rooms) when a ..." (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?b6560ac2-00a4-4c27-b31b-58e4d13ea46b)
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