When it comes to secretly snapping photos of women's private parts a Massachusetts high court has ruled it a free for all.

The state's highest court ruled Wednesday that "upskirting," the practice of taking photos under a woman's dress or skirt, is legal.


The shocking decision overruled arguments that a state law prohibiting voyeurism does not apply to women who are fully clothed.For that law to apply to upskirting, the subjects would have to be completely or partially nude, according to the court's unanimous ruling.


"A female passenger on a MBTA trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering [private ]parts of her body is not a person who is 'partially nude,' no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing," Boston.com reported the ruling written by Justice Margot Botsford.