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Upskirting & Voyeurism

Law and Legal Definition:

 

Upskirting is the practice of surreptitiously photographing underneath a female’s dress or skirt. Upskirting often occurs by voyeurs who carry small video cameras or cell phones with photo capability in escalators in public places, outdoor parks, and shopping malls.

 

Because upskirting occurs in public places, there is a legal debate over whether the victim is entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy. Some states and localities have passed laws making it illegal to film or photograph under someone’s clothing in a public place. Some state laws, which vary by state, have prohibited video voyeurism, which is defined to include upskirting.

 

Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.

The voyeur does not normally interact directly with the subject of his/her interest, who is often unaware of being observed. The essence of voyeurism is the observing but may also involve the making of a secret photographor video of the subject during an intimate activity.

The term comes from the French voir which means “to see”. A male voyeur is commonly labeled as “Peeping Tom” or a “Jags”, a term which originates from the Lady Godiva legend. However, that term is usually applied to a male who observes somebody secretly and, generally, not in a public place.

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