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Know Your Videotaping Rights!

noodroid asked: hi! i have a question. i can’t find an answer for some reason (i think because most of it is #occupywallstreet talk), but isn’t it illegal to video police? i know in my state you can video them, but sound makes it wiretapping so that’s illegal. i’m not sure what the laws in NY are, so could you help or shed some light on that? ):

No, it is absolutely not illegal.

http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/it-legal-photograph-or-videotape-police

http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/know-your-rights-photographers

Though as you mentioned audio can be a bit sticky because of overextended wiretapping laws. If you, the videographer, are vocally interacting with the cop it does not violate that.

-Joe

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    ^^ relevant I’ve been looking for good sources on this for a while now. Thanks, Joe!
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