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Can I film someone who is on private property?

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I understand public filming is legal, and one needs permission in order to film on private or commercial land. What if I am on public land or my land, and I film someone who is on their land?

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    Here is statute reference. As my colleague referenced, one key is the right to privacy. Someone on their property in the front yard by the gate would not expect to have privacy.

    Sec 810.145 Florida Statutes Video voyeurism.—

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  2. No. They have a reasonable expectation of privacy.


  3. No, you cannot film people on their property without their permission.

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