yes, you are right about that. However in all 50 states it is illegal to audio tape somebody without their consent. I do not know about video.
@OlderAndWiser I probably should have asked you in the first place. 😀😀😀
@exitseven I don't know where you got that information but I found a summary of the law that says 38 states and DC only require the consent of one party for audio recording to be legal.www.mwl-law.com/.../...ING-CONVERSATIONS-CHART.pdf
@OlderAndWiser By golly you are right. I can remember having to have a beep tone on a recorded line o let the other party know they were being recorded. This was a nationwide thing or maybe since it was 38 states they just did it for everyone.
@exitseven you're wrong about the audio. That is only true of two party consent states. In my state it's single party, which means the only person that requires co sent is the party that is recording.
Ah crap, @olderand wiser already covered it.. Forget I'm here.. My idiot self failed to read the whole thread.
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Sooooo freaking messed up!
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Where I'm from, you cannot be charged with a crime for video taping in public, for normal people or police because this is a one party consent state, meaning I can record conversations, and video tape what I like because only I have to know it's happening.. But again the same rule applies above if it's going to be for broadcast or a TV show or movie..Basically it depends on your specific state law, but in most cases if it's in the public, it's legal.
I think if there isn't any nudity involve, nothing serious
@Cowboy6666 lucky she didn't dress like me sometimes and all he got was a moving picture of her panties.
How do you dress lolI agree she was lucky though
@Cowboy6666 oh sometimes when it warm weather and I'm wearing a dress, or even a short skirt, I only wear panties when it my least favorite time of the month.
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Ughhhh what a creep!
so what about all the dash cams and door bell cameras facing the street.
Where on earth did you hear such nonsense? If you're pointing the camera at your neighbor's yard, YES. But there is no law that prevents you from filming a public street.
@sponge-bob Exactly "DOORBELLS" that's what they are meant for hence why they don't need approval
@KostasKouvalis You are right I am sorry for using "crime" so loosely and I never said its a law, but yeah if you live in city areas most of the time the camera is likely to reach someone else's house, but if someone reports it then you can get fined if not taken down or moved, hence from the experience of neighbors.
@KostasKouvalis And the crime and fined is mostly directed to recording someone without their consent, like the example that was provided, they provided "a mother breastfeeding her child"
I'm pretty certain security cameras pointed at a public street front are perfectly legal. As far as I know, as long as you're filming from a public area like a sidewalk, street or observation point, anything you see is fair game. I even saw a video of a guy filming people at a nude bike race, and some lady started harassing him, and he asked the cop about it, and the cop said, "It's a public event, and as long as he's on the sidewalk, he can film their naked bodies and even faces, as much as he wants."But there is clearly some loophole, because I know Native Americans can ask you not to film their festivals, even if they are public and off the reservation, so I don't know. But normally if it's an establishment used by the public, and there is no sign prohibiting it, you can film it and anyone in it.
That isn’t very nice
I dont believe they can post it on most public platforms but they can get away with it in some areas. If your child is in it there might be a way to use that as child exploitation against them. talk to a lawyer about it.
Good point. @Gwenhwyfar - my lawyer friend? What say you? :)
In my state the police can't do anything if you video tape them, this being a one party consent state it tends to work against them.
@t-8900 and @worldscolide are both correct to the best of my knowledge. There are definitely limits on videotaping people, as there should be. Breastfeeding however would be considered a private act and could not be videotaped under most state laws. Not sure if the federal law forbids it as well. They might say that if you expose your breast in public you run the risk of someone taping it same as you run the risk of someone looking (which I totally don’t agree with). However, your state law should provide some protection. Report someone who does this to the police or mall security right away and let them deal with it.
Why would someone want to video tape breast feeding?
@worlscolide people are depraved lunatics anymore
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Seems very wrong considering the minor child
I agree 100% But not just because of the child. If you do not like the idea then why film it for others to see? Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of saying it shouldn't be done in public if you show it to others?
I think so
That is what I would think and hope too.
I have cameras on my house. I had to put up a sign saying "you are being recorded ". Basically, it says "smile, you're on candid camera".
We have a ring doorbell. I don’t know. I have guys on my breastfeeding posts saying sickos will do this. I dunno.
Sickos will record you whether your feeding or not. It's called invasion of privacy. When my wife was breastfeeding my kids we sat away from everyone else to give her privacy.
I do too!
I agree. 100%.
Like covertly being taped?
It does vary from state to state, but I know you have to be very careful videotaping cops.
@Subarugirl: State laws don't override the constitution 1st amendment.
I really thought it would be but someone is telling me it isn’t.
It is legal.
Someone told me it was legal and I find that surprising
For example, mother breastfeeding her child in a US restaurant. If another patron covertly films her and maybe she has a nip slip because baby is fussy. Then they post it online.
Oh yeah, taken out of context
Exactly. Completely out of context. Like Janet Jackson nip slip but smaller scale. 😂
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It is unfortunately legal it appears. Though very wrong if done in malice.