Questions tagged [recording]

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

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If other party notified me that phone conversation is being recorded, do I need to tell them if I am also recording it?

When I call, for example, AT&T or any other company, then before they pick up the phone they sometimes give me a notice that the phone conversation could be recorded for training or other purposes....
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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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When can a US police officer stop me from recording our encounter?

During any encounter with a US police officer, under what circumstances would the officer have the right to force me to stop recording our encounter with my smart phone, and can he prevent me from ...
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Is it legal to record conversations with police?

If I am stopped by the police for questioning on the street, would I be within my rights to record the conversation on my phone to avoid any looseness with accounts of what was said on either side? ...
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What is considered “public” in the context of taking videos or audio recordings?

According to the answers in this question it's legal to photograph someone in public without their consent. I'm assuming the answers still hold true for video or audio recording (such as what can be ...
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Can my apartment neighbor install a camera that looks at my door?

I recently noticed that my neighbor installed a camera that looks from inside of his apartment straight on my door. This could be interpreted like that camera is pointed at whomever is potentially ...
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Secretly recorded audio to meeting with landlord and now starting a dispute against him. Can I submit it as evidence?

My ex-landlord preferred to communicate by in person meetings. I began covertly recording our meetings with the microphone on my phone. Only the audio was recorded, not the video. My ex-landlord was ...
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Do you have to disclose you are recording a call that is already being recorded?

I'm calling my credit card to dispute being charged twice for something. When I start to hold for an operator I'm prompted that the call may be recorded for whatever reason. If I also want to record ...
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France: Is it illegal to take videos of the police?

While in France, I was taking video of a police operation (they were evicting some squatters in caravans from a field, about 50 of them). One of the police officers quickly approached me and asked me ...
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What prevents me from making a derivative of a work never fixed in a tangible medium?

Suppose I'm a singer-songwriter in the United States, and at one of my concerts, I perform a previously unreleased (and in fact never-before-recorded) song. I play this song from memory and by ear; I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Can a reporter or journalist record your phone conversation without your notification?

In particular, suppose a reporter or journalist calls a candidate for public office and starts asking questions. Is the reporter allowed to record the conversation? If so, is he required to notify the ...
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Is it legal to record someone who explicitly tells you not to? [closed]

If I demand that someone with whom I am having a private conversation not record it, and they surreptitiously do so, is that recording illegal?
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Is normally illegal kink legal if consensual

My wife is older than age of majority and can freely give consent. She has a specific kink of wanting to be upskirted in shops. If I have her consent, can I do this without getting in trouble? If she ...
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What constitutes consent to record a conversation?

I would like to record a conversation with another individual (who otherwise could assume privacy). In this case Maryland requires the consent of both parties to record, as shown in the diagram below. ...
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Is it legal to record a business call in Canada?

I am using a ZenPhone2 which I set to record all calls. I had a call with a sales person about a service I was interested in (i was the one that answered the call). This service offered was not what ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Can I track vehicles that drive around my property's roads?

I was thinking about putting an automated license plate logger near my mail box to track in-and-out movement of vehicles. It would have timestamps and license plate numbers. I just thought it'd be ...
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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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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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Video recording with owners permission

We are currently in the process of creating a service that records video (in this case in a non-profit tennis court) of the people at the location practicing and/or playing. This is not meant for or ...
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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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Taking a picture of a parking offender while still in the car

I occasionally see car drivers parking on the bike lane that I am using. Usually I take a picture of the car and send if off to the city, they issue a parking ticket. These days I had a case where the ...
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Can I be recorded at work without my consent in the UK

My colleague and I suspect that our employers are secretly recording us whilst at work. They have asked questions and passed comments on matters that they would otherwise have no way of knowing we had ...
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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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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 a phone call made to the office of my congressman or senator?

Suppose I'm not too pleased with my Congressman's stance on an issue, and that I plan on calling his or her office. Is it legal to record a phone call made to the office of my Congressman (or Senator)...
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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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record a meeting?

I am a professor, and I'd like to record our department meetings (audio and video). We have someone taking minutes at the meeting, but recently there have been disagreements about what was really said,...
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Can phone conversations be used in court as defense?

I live in California where all parties involved in the phone conversation have to give consent before phone conversation can be recorded. My question is - how the information discussed over the phone ...
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Is it lawful to publicly show a video of a minor burglarizing one's house?

My friend's house was broken into today, and he captured video of the burglar on his Nest Cam. It alerted him of movement inside his house via his phone, and when he checked the video stream, he saw ...
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Is it legal to sell access to recordings of public TV broadcasts?

Increasingly TV channels supplement their on-air broadcasts with publicly-accessible IPTV-service "broadcasting" the same content via Internet. For example, the impoverished (and war-torn) Ukraine has ...
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Is the Vilnius-Lublin portal a violation of GDPR?

Don’t get me wrong, I love it! But is it GDPR compliant given that people walk up to a camera that will broadcast their image outside of their country? See also this news story and this one
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Did Avi Yemini illegally record “Jim Jefferies” by using a hidden mobile phone?

Activist and YouTuber Avi Yemeni recorded the conversation he had with "comedian" and show host Geoff Nugent A.K.A "Jim Jefferies". The conversation seemed to have taken place on a professional ...
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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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Trespassing on public property for filming a public area in California

I was filming at a County Social Service office. The Social Service Administrator told me to leave because I was filming and called the Sheriff. The Sheriff arrested me for trespassing.
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Is it illegal to record boss verbal assault in New York

Is it illegal for an individual to record a boss yelling and using profanity at him?
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Massachusetts wiretapping law when the other party informs of possibly being recorded?

The State of Massachusetts has a wiretapping law that is describe by DMPL.com as follows: Massachusetts's wiretapping law often referred to is a "two-party consent" law. More accurately, ...
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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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Legality of Recording

Is it legal for someone to record my crotch area that is fully clothed (e.g. wearing pants and undergarment not visible) and/or my face in a public place in Canada where there is no "reasonable ...
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Recording of conversation

In Finland, is it illegal to record a conversation in the working place without the agreement for all people speaking? I mean, two people are having a conversation in the office and one of them is ...
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Is it legal to put a CCTV camera on a residential property covering a path with an easement?

What are the legal implications of a house owner putting a camera on their house which points at a path with an easement on it, such that someone else has a right of way on that path? I.e. it's not a ...
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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 ...