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Is it legal if my church decides to film the sermons and stream them to the public online and they film someone who doesn't want to be filmed?

Here's the deal: my church has been filming for quite a time now, and they never filmed people, just the preacher. Now new guys are running the cameras and they started filming people. Some complained and some others told us it was illegal...is it?
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Pretty sure it is a state by state thing.

In some states, it is legal to take video without notice, but not audio.

You can call a lawyer and get a free answer in 10 minutes.
    
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Is it legal if my church decides to film the sermons and stream them to the public online and they film someone who doesn't want to be filmed?

Here's the deal: my church has been filming for quite a time now, and they never filmed people, just the preacher. Now new guys are running the cameras and they started filming people. Some complained and some others told us it was illegal...is it?
I know it is legal in a public place, walking down the street, etc. But a church is private property that is open to the public, so I am not sure where the line is drawn there, sorry
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As _02 said, it depends state by state..

However, in the Dominican Republic... no clue at all. Best call a lawyer quickly and just find out, I doubt they'd even charge you a penny
    
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However, in the Dominican Republic...
I'm so bad at noticing locations =(

Sorry OP.
    
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As _02 said, it depends state by state..

However, in the Dominican Republic... no clue at all. Best call a lawyer quickly and just find out, I doubt they'd even charge you a penny
Old school lawyers know nothing about copyright or those stuff...it's helpless trying to talk to them lol...still searching one who knows about that haha
post #7 of 15
You would have to have some kind of notice stating by entering said premises you knowingly and willingly give permission to be recorded. They do this for a lot of rave parties actually.
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it depends on location. and in your case you have to check your laws there. but from what i understand it is not illegal in most countries and more than likely there is no profit being made off of the video since it is streaming anyway.

in all honestly people complain because they have nothing better todo. most likely because the church is private people more than likely have unknowingly agreed to be filmed and didnt take the time to acknowledge that they agreed to it. usual case but not always
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it depends on location. and in your case you have to check your laws there. but from what i understand it is not illegal in most countries and more than likely there is no profit being made off of the video since it is streaming anyway.

in all honestly people complain because they have nothing better todo. most likely because the church is private people more than likely have unknowingly agreed to be filmed and didnt take the time to acknowledge that they agreed to it. usual case but not always
They sell the videos recorded
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lol remind me never to go to your church.
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