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Picture in public street Other Criminal Charges & Offenses

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Swoosh, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Swoosh

    Swoosh Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Can you hold a small camera in your hand and video what’s in front of you on a public street or sidewalk waste high.
    You may get butts in a shot of people underage of 18. No upskirt you are just shooting what’s in front of you. Ethically wrong , what’s the legal stance.
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Depends on what you want to do with the pictures.

    Don't you think it's rather stupid to do something you already know is "ethically wrong." Makes you a low life in my book.
     
  3. Swoosh

    Swoosh Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Do nothing with the pictures or film, can you get arrested for doing this on the street. Just asking legal question.

    Yes it’s stupid
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Yes, anyone with the ability to hold a small camera in his/her hand desiring to capture still or motion footage of what he or she can see on a public street or sidewalk at about two to three feet above ground level certainly can do as you inquired.

    I am sure someone might obtain exactly what you described.

    What do YOU think the law would say about avoiding supposedly "private parts" and/or "private underclothing"?

    If the videographer were careful to do ONLY as you suggest, I doubt that the law would care.

    I would guess that some people might feel uncomfortable, and some people would become agitated, annoyed, and angered and begin attacking the videographer.
     
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  5. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have that ability. Why do you ask?

    If one is in a location that one has a legal right to be or is not legally prohibited from being, then it is legal for one to take photos and videos of whatever can be observed from that location. Why do you ask?
     
  6. mightymoose

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    Nothing unethical about it. Perfectly legal.
     

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