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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Has the First Amendment been held to include the right to film jurors?

When (in what case) has the First Amendment been held to include the right to film jurors in a court room? I also leave open the possibility that there has been no such holding or even an opposite ...
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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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Recording a video of a crime without criminal's knowledge and consent; is it considered evidence in Greece?

According to Article 370A of the Greek penal code: Παραβίαση του απορρήτου της τηλεφωνικής επικοινωνίας και της προφορικής συνομιλίας Όποιος αθέμιτα παρακολουθεί με ειδικά τεχνικά μέσα ή ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Not wanting to be recorded on phone conversation

In Canada, if you phone someone, is there a way to make it illegal for them to record the call? For example if someone says they don't want to be recorded, can a company still legally record the call? ...
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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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Can a patient record interactions with their care providers under HIPAA?

A friend of mine is currently in a hospital where the staff have told her (verbally) on multiple occasions that "her stay will be covered by her insurance". Yet, she received several thousand dollars ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Can I not consent to a “call may be monitored” call and still record for myself?

Person A calls person B. Person A states that the "call may be monitored" and person B, then states "I do not consent to the recording of this conversation." Can person B still record on his/her own ...
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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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Does “vicarious consent” exception to ECPA apply in the 9th circuit?

In the US, ECPA/Wiretapping law prohibits interception/recording of phone conversations; an exception is when one party consents to the interception. In some circuit and state jurisdictions a parent ...
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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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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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Does a wife have to ask her husband to record their conversation without consent?

Just wondering, in California specifically, can a recording of a conversation by the wife of a husband and wife's conversation within their own home be submitted as evidence if the husband had no ...
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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 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 videotape a payment at a business?

I went to my doctor's office in order to pay my copay for the federal government's stupidity for following their requirement to get a physician's statement, and I recorded it. Is this legal to do so ...
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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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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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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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Can someone be convicted with an unwarranted surveillance video?

If I were to place recording equipment within someone's home without their consent or a warrant, completely on my own accord and unsanctioned, would I be committing a crime? If I were to record ...