Why Should A Mobile Phone Record Button Be Illegal?
from the substantial-legal-uses dept
Once again, I think people are looking to blame the technology, rather than actions allowed by that technology. As NTT DoCoMo is looking to introduct mobile phones that include a “record this call” feature, some are worried that such phones may break the law. Of course, it’s not the phones that break the law – it’s people using them illegally. Besides, it appears that there are plenty of completely legal reasons why people might want such a phone. It would make it easier for reporters to record interviews, for example. Yet, instead of focusing on the positive benefits, everyone gets worried about the illegal uses – and wondering if the technology itself should be outlawed.