Reporting by Gavin Jones; editing by Keith Weir

Jan 16, Reuters

ROME - Recording secret videos of sex with your partner is not illegal, Italy's supreme court has ruled.

Rome's highest appeals acquitted a 49-year-old man who, unbeknown to his girlfriend, had recorded and kept films of them having sex.

It overruled two previous verdicts which had given him a four-month jail sentence.

The woman had agreed to the man using a video camera to project live images of them having sex on to the bedroom wall, but did not know he was recording the action.

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photo: A camera operator films a piece of video art in Moscow February 28, 2007. REUTERS/Thomas Peter