Lady Gaga Releases Camera Sunglasses! Could They Be Banned Already? See the pics!



At the CES 2011, the ever-controversial, Lady Gaga, now also camera maker Polaroid's new creative director, unveiled some new photo-related products. Of all the new toys, the new camera-equipped sunglasses offer the most potential for fun, but also misuse. It is an obvious potential for crime that may lead to bans of the camera glasses.

Looking back to history, there has always been way to misuse imaging technology but, as technology becomes more sophisticated, those ways become more covert.

Back in 1998, there was a big controversy over night vision camcorders as someone quickly discovered that, if shot in night mode during the daylight, the camcorders could see through clothes!

In 2009, a similar flap occurred after Apple released its camera-equipped iPod Nano. The concern? Many people listen to music when working out at fitness clubs and therefore it was possible for the Nano to find its way into dressing rooms, potentially recording video as it went. The worry was so great that some gyms banned the Nano from the facilities altogether.


Now, here we are in 2011 with camera glasses.

Legally, one is free to photograph all he/she desires when out in public without consent. There are exceptions, though. If subjects have a reasonable expectation of privacy, don't photograph them. For example, don't photograph someone in a restroom or locker room.

That's where the problem comes into play... will then certain establishments have to ban Lady Gaga's camera glasses? Or will they ban them all together?


The glasses are called "GL20"'s are literally her home-made LCD glasses for the masses (with no assembly required!). The idea behind this and her entire line of fashion accessories is to help her hard core fans "experience" her concerts (and life in general)

They look pretty cool but...

See the potential for trouble here?

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