Questions tagged [recording]

Video and/or audio recording. For eavesdropping on telecommunications specifically use the "wiretapping" tag.

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Is it legal to film and record in public areas in Sweden?

The title says it all: Is it legal to film and record anything in public areas in Sweden (e.g. using a mobile phone)? Starting from roads/trees/object to people and especially the police (e.g. in a ...
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Interstate Call Recording [duplicate]

Can I record a call from Virginia to Maryland? I live in Virginia (one party communication state). My phone has a Virginia number, and it can record calls (made while being physically located in ...
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Legal concerns in capturing video in a privately owned but publicly accessible building [duplicate]

What should my legal concerns be if I want to use my phone to record my walk through of a building that is privately owned but is publicly accessible. What would I need to do to be able to legally do ...
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Can a U.S. phone call recorded in a 1-party state be used as evidence in a case tried in a state that is 2-party?

Hypothetically, let's say someone is involved in a case that was originally filed in a NJ court. The case was then transferred to FLA (after a motion to do so was accepted). If they have recorded ...
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Are recorded conversations regarded as legally binding contracts?

Situation: there is a cell phone account in my sister's name. However, she does not use any of the lines, and she does not pay for it (payment comes out of my personal credit card automatically). I ...
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Can I record my life to avoid false allegations later?

Assuming I had the resources, could I make audio & video record of every minute of my life. Then if anyone ever falsely accuses me years later, I can just pull up the video and say "see look - the ...
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Can video of a person's permission to take video make the video legal?

Let's say I'm in someone's home, recording people with a video camera. Later, one of the people I recorded claims that I didn't get their permission, and that therefore, it was illegal to record them, ...
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Can you record someone but not play it or use it as evidence against them, just using it for information?

Then using the recording, you can make your interpretations of it and show what you think of it to someone? It's indirectly showing someone the recording but in your own words? Country is Philippines
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Is it legal to hire someone to witness a situation (i.e. workplace bullying)?

I'm hoping to get some insights about the legality of hiring a witness to gather evidence. This person would be an unaffiliated third-party that simply listens in on a co-worker conversation from an ...
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Can a party demand you not record their phone call?

To my understanding call recording is legal in Canada, even if the other person isn't aware of it. I am going through arbitration, and someone I spoke with said "there is to be no recording of this or ...
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Is it legal for our site to store audio logs of calls made by users on our marketplace website?

Our marketplace website is thinking about adding a call recording feature to calls (our own Skype for the web essentially) made by users on the site, if they so choose to use it. The system would ...
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Are Police legally allowed to confiscate a Camera and Phone over “suspicious activity”?

A photographer is recording from a public sidewalk when he is confronted by Police. He refused to give his information because he had committed no crime. The Police then tried to claim that he was ...
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Can a police officer film me on their personal device in my own home?

A police officer was allowed into my home by another occupant before I arrived. During the encounter, I began recording the situation. After attempting to have me remove my sunglasses and stop ...
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how does copyright work for performer and singing cover tunes and or singing a translation i worote

I have translated a few songs from the 19 century and early 20th century. i sing as well and would like to perform them and post them on my youtube page and or record them . One one of the ...
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Do I need a disclaimer for a camera in a private restroom?

I will be leasing an apartment. Because maintenance personnel will be entering when I am not home, I plan to setup cameras throughout the apartment. I have confirmed this is not a lease violation to ...
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Recording phone conversations [duplicate]

If I am speaking on the phone with a person in a state that does not require notifying the person that the call may be recorded, but I am in a state that requires persons to be notified if a call is ...
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Recording Conversations with the person on in already recorded line

Conversations with the person on an recorded state line, When you call state officials and you’re already on a recorded line and you tell them that you’re recording the phone call also, and they tell ...
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Is syncing songs and recorded audio(playing instrument) illegal

Sorry for this noob question. I'm planning to play instrument and sync/edit it with the original song/record and upload it in youtube. Im just wondering if this is illegal or not. Thanks you in ...
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Will I sued for recording someone without their consent?

I want to know if I can be sued in the Philippines for recording someone without letting them know? I was being ganged up by my own family and decided to hide under my blanket when I decided to record ...
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Do I need to share a (consented) recording of a conversation [closed]

I recorded a meeting, which all parties (2 people from one company and myself) were aware of and agreed to. The conversation that was recorded contains some controversial remarks made by the other ...
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What laws apply to using speech to text software to generate a transcript of a conversation without the parties' consent?

Most jurisdictions have laws that limit the ability to record audio without the consent of those being recorded. The exact requirements vary, but generally speaking, recording audio is much more ...
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Can a city ban a person from filming in their own house?

Jake Paul was apparently banned from filming in his own LA house, and it seems like ice Poseidon, another Youtuber has been banned filming (or in his case, streaming) outside and from within his LA ...
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Is it legal to record audio using a phone if the phone has been stolen?

I am thinking of creating a business wherein I use specialized software on a client's phone that can be leveraged in the event that the phone in question gets stolen or the owner kidnapped. The ...
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Can the police video-record sexual acts of underage children during an investigation?

I have read today that "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in human trafficking probe". In the article itself, they state the that: "Robert Kraft, is being ...
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Is it legal to record TSA agents?

Flying through security checkpoints in the US, I have seen and experienced passengers getting chewed out for choosing opt-out pat-down screening, with agents being extremely annoyed about the extra ...
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Recording Conversations at Work

We have a problem employee who we found out is recording phone conversations with other employees, including their manager, without knowledge or consent. The employee is in the US state of Georgia, ...
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Can I legally live stream or publish a Stratego game video without permission?

I play imperfect information games, such as Stratego. Live streaming and publishing on YouTube / Twitch is a thing nowadays. On gaming sites, people use avatars that do not directly identify their ...
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Is it illegal to record a voicemail greeting?

Let's say I wanted to compile voicemail greetings for a fun project which may be put online. The voicemails would be of school district administrators from their office phone numbers. Would the ...
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California Recording Law - Do recordings need to be used as stated?

In California, two-party consent recording law requires that consent be obtained by all parties before recording phone calls. I've pasted relevant parts of this law below. Further, subsection (d) of ...
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Am I allowed to record people without their permission in Montgomery Maryland?

Basically I suspect that someone I know is spreading malicious rumors about me, which I think falls under defamation. I've thought about trying to talk with them and find the answer, but if they do ...
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What are my rights in videoing an encounter with a hostile person?

Scenario I asked a fellow dog-walker to prevent their dog from snapping at mine. They became very irate but I just walked away from the situation. I may have said "Please keep your dog under control ...
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If I gave a reporter permission to record a phone call, do I have a right to receive a copy?

A reporter (for a large online news source) has recently deeply plagiarized work that I did, last year, and I'm filing a complaint with his Editor-in-Chief. He did record the lengthy call, and I'd ...
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Is a conversation “private” (in a two-party state) if it is at your desk at work with a co-worker?

In the context of an in-person conversation in the State of Washington (a two-party state), an online reference states: Whether a conversation or other communications is "private" depends on a ...
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Legality of Body Camera in all-party consent state (MD, USA)

I have recently moved to Maryland which is an all-party consent state, and I am trying to figure out if I am allowed to wear a body camera to record all my interactions. I am extremely bad at ...
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In France, is it illicit to use a recorded content as a proof, when the person was recorded without knowing it?

I remember hearing more than once from unofficial sources (and from people whose main domain isn't law) that you can't use a recording as a proof at the court, if said recording wasn't taken with the ...
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Defendant pays witness to say “I don't remember”. What can be done to prevent/deal with this?

Say Rob commits a crime against Bob, and Matt witnesses it. Right after the incident Matt is outraged about what Rob did and sympathetic to Bob. He talks to Bob and assures him that he will tell the ...
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Is it legal or illegal to record my communication with my landlord in public parking area in Canada? [duplicate]

Is it legal or illegal to record my communication with my landlord in public parking area in Canada? if I didn't tell my landlord that I am going to record. if I tell my landlord I am recording but ...
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A teacher at my college is being threatening towards my friend, is it illegal to catch him in the act with audio?

For a while now, a tutor at my college has been bullying and threatening my friend and she told me today that she did not feel safe around him at all. When no one is around he raises his voice and ...
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Offering GDPR privacy policy for voice mail?

Voice mail recordings can be "personal data" according to the GDPR (i.e., if the caller’s telephone number belongs to a natural person, and/or if the message contains personal data), so a privacy ...
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Do I have to declare my cameras to the CNIL?

Do I have to declare my CCTV system to the CNIL (Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, which translates to "National Committee for IT and Liberties") if they are placed on a private ...
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Is recording of other people in a work context without permission legal in Romania?

I am shortly going to Romania to perform an IT Audit. As an auditor, we often have to deal with people who become hostile towards us. For my own protection, in the United Kingdom I always video ...
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Is it legal to make an audio recording in a United Kingdom workplace with one party consent [duplicate]

My office it's very loud. I complained to my line manager and as a proof I have recorded a few seconds of this noisy environment. At the time of recording there were other colleagues in the room. My ...
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Does microphone recording of audio content from YouTube violate terms of service?

I would like to study the audio patterns of certain recordings on YouTube for scientific purposes, but don't want to violate their terms of service or any laws. Can I: play a youtube track, record it ...
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Recorded conversations

In England, If I covertly record someone who is engaged admitting to an affair with me, is it illegal to share that with their fiance without their consent? If so, can I make their fiance aware that I ...
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Is it legal to record a conversation in Massachusetts?

If you are physically present in a room where conversation takes place, is it legal to digitally record the conversation? Please refer to the following cases: When you are an active party When you ...
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Who owns a video recording of a sporting event?

A colleague of mine recorded an sporting event on his mobile phone. He then forwarded the video to me. I entered the video in a competition on a television program. The video won and the prize is $...
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Video recording when your neighbours are creating nuisance?

Is it illegal to make a video recording when your neighbours are creating nuisance in the back garden?
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UK: if you are being recorded by a business why don't you have a reciprocal right to record them at the same time?

I was in a car rental firm's mini-office at a UK airport, and there was a sign up saying you may be recorded. I got my digital voice recorder to start it off. The member of staff attending me might ...
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Is it legal to record video in my own dorm room?

I live on a campus in Washington State (at a public/state-funded school) and am interested in recording video (no audio) 24/7 in my dorm room without explicitly informing people who come in. I'm not ...
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Would Siri making a doctor's appointment breach phone recording laws?

If someone built a virtual assistant like Jarvis from Iron Man it would need to make outgoing phone calls to be effective. For instance, if you wanted it to make a doctor's appointment for you it ...