Re: Great use for Analytics
Rbaz writes that
... here in California there was a rash of exposure from smartphone images of animal cruelty. California being such a powerful agricultural state, the emmidiate response to stem the problem was to pass a law criminalizing capturing images without prior consent.
Wow, that is eerily reminiscent of Texas's False Disparagement of Perishable Food Products Act of 1995, which forbids bad-mouthing beef and other Texas food products. This led to that famous 1998 lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey (for her remark on a 1996 show that learning about the possibility of getting Mad Cow Disease "has just stopped me cold from eating another burger!").
The outcome was that Oprah prevailed against the suit (because plaintiffs failed to prove she and another defendant "deliberately and knowingly" spread false information). incidentally, it was in the course of this trial that Oprah met Dr. Phil McGraw (he was a psychological consultant to her defense team for jury selection). This led to her inviting Dr. Phil on her show for many episodes, then encouraging him to start his own show ... and the rest is history.
For more interesting stuff on this issue: Food libel laws