Couple sue over Shanghai metro snog vid
Caught on camera, exposed on YouTube
A rather hacked-off Chinese couple is suing the operator of the Shanghai metro after CCTV footage of them indulging in some light snogging was uploaded onto YouTube:
The vid, shot in September, became an instant hit last week after popping up on the web. China Daily explains: "A mocking voice can be heard in the background of the video. It has extremely embarrassed the couple."
The unnamed male participant in the unabashed tonguefest told the paper: "Now every time I walk into a metro station I feel uncomfortable."
So uncomfortable in fact that he confirmed he and his squeeze had hired a lawyer to seek redress from the Shanghai Metro Operation Co Ltd in the interests "of all passengers travelling on metro trains in Shanghai".
The company said it was investigating, Reuters reports, and had promised to mete out "severe punishment" if employees were "found to have misused the video". ®
There is no such thing as "a little bit pregnant". Once that clip is out on the web, it does not matter whether 2 million or 2 billion people watched it !! El Reg is just carrying on its journalistic function as best it can !!
Good one Register...
...perpetuate the poor couple's lack of privacy!
Another "Hope They Win" vote
A private moment of intimacy shared by two people is not a legitimate target for interwebnet upload. Hardcore sloppy invasions between groups of paid actors/actresses, on the other hand, is quite fine. The perpitrator is a voyeur, a nasty piece of flotsam in society and yes, the harsher the punishment met out in this instance, the better: unless of course the perp is his wife; or her husband.
Mmmm - a fate worse than a fate worse than death... that's pretty nasty.