Upskirt photos are legal, a Massachusetts court actually ruled this week ... at least until the indignant state legislature now passes a bill outlawing them.
Lawmakers and officials widely criticized the ruling and spoke of criminal penalties for offenders, who they called “peeping Toms” empowered by technology.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on a Boston-based case in which a man took upskirt pics of female straphangers riding the subway.
It found that a Massachusetts law criminalizing the covert photographing of nude or partly nude people does not apply to “upskirting,” for one simple reason:
The photographed women are wearing clothing.
This is true of countless celebrity pics (see Kate Middleton, below), but does that mean it should be legal? This has become a surprisingly heated debate.