The Consumer Electronics Association
has an introductory webpage
with a link to a Camera Phone Code of Conduct (PDF)
. The rules seem reasonable enough to me:
- Camera phones should not be used where photographic equipment is typically banned, for example: museums, movie theaters, and live performances. Users should look for signs posted in public places. which indicate whether photographic equipment is banned.
- Camera phones should not be used in public areas considered 'private' by those who use them, for example: bathrooms, changing rooms, and gym locker rooms.
- Camera phones should not be used without authorization to record and/or transfer confidential information. This may apply within a corporate, government or educational environment.
- Camera phones should not be used to take photos of individuals without their knowledge and consent.
- Discretion is advised when using your camera phone to take photos of individuals under the age of 18.
- Safety is paramount when operating a motor vehicle. Users should refrain from using the camera or video function of a wireless phone when driving.
- Camera phone users should always respect the privacy of others. Photography of individuals without their consent, when and where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy, may be prohibited by law.
I think folks on the videoblogging list
have generally been pretty good, but the motor vehicle rule may be problematic