Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004
|Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004|
|Short Title||Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004|
|Official Text||Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004|
|State or Province|
|Scope of the Law||Individuals|
|Taxonomy||Decisional Interference, Identification|
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:
``1801. Video voyeurism.
``(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:
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