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Old 05-13-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: NYC
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The correct answer: anyone in a public setting is fair game to have their picture taken, they may not care for that but unless they own the street they are a potential subject. I believe that Rock Center have the only private sidewalks in the city & you would technically need their permission, they could legally harass you if you were taking pictures of someone who then complained to their security. Inside buildings you must ask the owners/manager/subject's permission legally. You cannot take pictures into windows visible from the street, though you can look I believe, not sure really about that part honestly.

People object to things all the time for no reasons other than their feelings, which I think are important, but not binding in a public area. ABC got sued once because they showed a couple making out during a lull in a ball game & it made the highlights reel on the late news. The guy's wife filed for divorce because that wasn't her in the stands & the judge said actions in a public setting aren't an invasion of privacy (ABC obviously had a contract for video in the stadium).

Following an individual around taking pictures is illegal unless that person is a public figure.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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First of all, why is this in the NYC forum? There's a whole Philosophy subsection on CD. Perhaps you fail to realize that morality and legality are two very different concepts which occasionally overlap.

What kind of moral system do you subscribe to? If you are a religious person then chances are you subscribe to some form of the "Golden Rule". If not then perhaps Kant's categorical imperative is to your liking? Or maybe Utilitarianism? Regardless, it's a pedestrian question that you're trying to answer so it shouldn't take you long, but asking for what Good and Right are on a public forum is most definitely a waste of time.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:19 PM
 
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The correct answer: anyone in a public setting is fair game to have their picture taken, they may not care for that but unless they own the street they are a potential subject. I believe that Rock Center have the only private sidewalks in the city & you would technically need their permission, they could legally harass you if you were taking pictures of someone who then complained to their security. Inside buildings you must ask the owners/manager/subject's permission legally. You cannot take pictures into windows visible from the street, though you can look I believe, not sure really about that part honestly.

People object to things all the time for no reasons other than their feelings, which I think are important, but not binding in a public area. ABC got sued once because they showed a couple making out during a lull in a ball game & it made the highlights reel on the late news. The guy's wife filed for divorce because that wasn't her in the stands & the judge said actions in a public setting aren't an invasion of privacy (ABC obviously had a contract for video in the stadium).

Following an individual around taking pictures is illegal unless that person is a public figure.
OP was asking whether or not it was immoral. He wasn't asking whether or not it was illegal.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Happens in subway all the time.. So creepy!
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Just ask yourself...... Would you want strangers taking pics of you on the street? I certainly wouldn't. I mean, what are you gonna do with the pictures?

One might well ask the same question of governments, federal, state, and city.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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One might well ask the same question of governments, federal, state, and city.
Touche.....
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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There are so many beautiful ladies in the city. The warmer weather gives them the opportunity to showcase their beauty in very revealing clothing that leaves little to the imagination. I never take pictures of people with my smartphone because I'm worried they'll get angry with me and ask me to delete the picture. That said, I feel like taking pictures of hot chicks. But I think it may be immoral.

Hey, if they dress like that than its saying they want to get noticed; and, those who get noticed are expected to have pictures of them taken.

You'll often them but not taking their picture, but to be on the safe side and don't get caught...
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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Hey, if they dress like that than its saying they want to get noticed; and, those who get noticed are expected to have pictures of them taken.

You'll often them but not taking their picture, but to be on the safe side and don't get caught...
Good point!

Yes, if women don't want men looking at them then they should dress modestly. The woman is inviting curiousity.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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Good point!

Yes, if women don't want men looking at them then they should dress modestly. The woman is inviting curiousity.
Is this you posting as you, or as your "mother" who is very interested in the "quality of a mother-son relationship"?

Questions for Female New Yorkers
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Lol I would only snap a pic of some girl was running around in a wet white tee shirt with no bra or something, anything else is pointless. There are plenty of attractive women go look at on line without being a socially awkward perv who takes pictures of strange women.
That's how I feel about it. No real point/kind of lame
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