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Miami Univision Photog: You Don’t Have A Right To Record Them On Public Street

In First Amendment, Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Univision on February 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Univision cameraman claims another person taping him on public property is illegal.

Journalists/photographers/members of the broadcast media: you should know the rules governing privacy and video recording rights more than anybody.

I digress. Sometime in mid-January, a news videographer from Univision 23 told a Ron Paul supporter he did not have the right to record the news crew.

The blog Photography is Not a Crime reports after that, a woman also told the supporter it was “illegal” to do so.

See the video after the jump.

The crew was there doing a story about the Ron Paul parade in Miami, Fla., but continued to hassle this person, even going so far as to try to get them arrested.

From the blog:

The cameraman even went as far as asking a Miami police officer to order him to stop recording them. And fortunately, the cop straight out told him he was not going to stop [the supporter] from recording.

If that were true, there’d be no market for citizen journalists. The law is clear: as long as you are on a public street, anything you videotape (record, etc.) is fair game. You don’t have to get permission.

Just so we’re clear, we do have permission to post this and comment about it, Univision 23.

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