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    Is wire tap law allows in Florida's public areas

    Does Florida wire tap law allows recording of both voice and sound in areas where privacy cannot be expected, like in parks, beaches and public areas.

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    Hmmm... I'm not sure. Paging brboyer and Rich.
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    I'm waiting on them too.

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    I thought I heard someone calling my name...

    Video is fine, it's the audio that causes some problems.

    Key wording in the statute:
    “Oral communication” means any oral communication uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation. . .
    So it all depends on the situation. Are the people sitting there speaking in normal conversational volumes or are they huddled close together whispering? Also the method of capturing the audio is important. A typical video camera at some distance or a remote microphone hidden under their bench.
    Last edited by brboyer; 10-09-2010 at 11:33 PM.

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    Is this type of recording legal in Florida .


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    Quote Originally Posted by I hate MD View Post
    The recording (with or without sound) is perfectly legal. The driving, no so much.

    The drawing of the gun is stupid and unwarranted and possibly illegal. It might also get him shot here in Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brboyer View Post
    The recording (with or without sound) is perfectly legal. The driving, no so much.

    The drawing of the gun is stupid and unwarranted and possibly illegal. It might also get him shot here in Florida.
    This is currently in court here in FL. Note to all: The article appears BELOW the picture!

    http://www.pixiq.com/article/south-f...apping-charges

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