Yes, this is directly inspired by a heated, long-winded (and including a lot of rambling and ranting on my part ;)) Pit thread located here. (The meat of the discussion regarding privacy in the home starts around page 8 or 9 or so.)
The argument goes all over the place and I don’t really want to rehash that all here (I’ve done enough rambling about it there). But, one interesting detail has been brought up and I think it’s interesting and might make good GD material.
The specific issue being batted around is whether or not all the stuff in someone’s house should be universally considered “private” and off-limits to others. (By “stuff,” I mean, photos, artwork, written documents, sketchbooks, journals, original artwork displayed on walls, or various other things created or soley owned by the owners of the house.) One of the participants in this thread, Mr2001, had this to say:
I disagree with that. I think that if it’s in your home and you don’t want to “share” it with other people, then no one has the right to go behind your back and “share” it anyway. (It is also presumed in this discussion that the person who desires to “share” a copy of your photos or a rap song has been legally allowed into your house—they haven’t tresspassed or broken into anything in order to get access to the stuff that they would like to “share.”)
That’s the gist of this topic. Are some things in your house deserving of “more protection” than other things?