Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004

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Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004
Short Title Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004
Official Text Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004
Country/Jurisdiction United States
State or Province
Regulatory Bodies
Date Enacted 2004/12/23

Scope of the Law Individuals
Information Identifying

Taxonomy Decisional Interference, Identification
Strategies

Title 18, United States Code was amended by the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004.

Text of the law

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF VIDEO VOYEURISM.

(a) In General.--Title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 87 the following new chapter:

``CHAPTER 88--PRIVACY

``Sec.

``1801. Video voyeurism.

``Sec. 1801. Video voyeurism Decisional Interference, Identification


``(a) Whoever, in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, has the intent to capture an image of a private area of an individual without their consent, and knowingly does so under circumstances in which the individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

``(b) In this section--

``(1) the term `capture', with respect to an image, means to videotape, photograph, film, record by any means, or broadcast;

``(2) the term `broadcast' means to electronically transmit a visual image with the intent that it be viewed by a person or persons;

``(3) the term `a private area of the individual' means the naked or undergarment clad genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast of that individual;

``(4) the term `female breast' means any portion of the female breast below the top of the areola; and

``(5) the term `under circumstances in which that individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy' means--

``(A) circumstances in which a reasonable person would believe that he or she could disrobe in privacy, without being concerned that an image of a private area of the individual was being captured; or Identifying


``(B) circumstances in which a reasonable person would believe that a private area of the individual would not be visible to the public, regardless of whether that person is in a public or private place.

``(c) This section does not prohibit any lawful law enforcement, correctional, or intelligence activity..

(b) Amendment to Part Analysis.--The table of chapters at the beginning of part I of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to chapter 87 the following new item:

``88. Privacy....................................................1801.



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