"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Automobile Motor Vehicle Laws: Dashcam Video Evidence Permitted in Germany by Federal Constitutional Court

Anticipating this decision, we some days ago acquired an automobile dashcom 4K camera outfit.

As reported in the news, Dashcam footage is to be permitted as evidence in German courts. Xinhua.net writes:

"The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany ruled on Tuesday that video footage captured by cameras attached to vehicle dashboards will henceforth be permitted as a potential form of legal evidence in traffic accidents in Germany."

Read also (in German) at Computer Bild:
Wichtiges Urteil: BGH lässt Dashcam-Aufnahmen als Beweismittel zu

What is still NOT legally permitted is "continuous" viz. "endless" dashcam video footage, which is regarded by existing law to be a privacy invasion. Accordingly, permissible dashcam cameras will surely have to have some kind of automatic controls that limit the length of actual dashcam filming for any given video sequence.

As a practical matter, of course, this decision will definitely lead to an increase in dashcam sales.

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Murphy v. NCAA at the Volokh Conspiracy: Federalism, State's Rights, Constitutionality, Sports Gambling, Taxes

We acknowledge -- somewhat late it is sure -- the move of the Volokh Conspiracy to Reason.com. It is worth reading their Broader Implications of the Supreme Court's Sports Gambling Decision.