In a union meeting 'legal counsel' gave a long presentation. It included a slide show. The meeting was held over a video call. The legal counsel said he does not give consent or permission to be recorded and that slides cannot be copied. I'm not sure if it was for a legal reason or administrative one but meeting minutes were not recorded (some people were very upset by this).
My questions are
- Is it illegal to take notes of what a lawyer (or anyone else) is saying if they say that you can't? I think there might have been some confusion, just because no one was taking official minutes doesn't mean that people can't write their own notes.
- Is it illegal to record a meeting without consent or knowledge of the people involved? The lawyer said it's his firms policy and that the information could be detrimental to the union if it got into the wrong hands.
- Is it illegal to screen shot or photograph a slide from a presentation if the presenter said you can't?