I'm working on getting a flash mob together to perform in some public areas in Massachusetts. When the performance comes can I video tape the crowd reacting/enjoying the flash mob or do I need everyone's permission? The flash mob would be in a public area and the cameras would all be visible.
Thanks for the advice!
Technically anytime that you are "open and notoriously" recording in MA you can do so, especially in a public place. However, if you want to show specific people reacting, you would be wise to have them sign something giving permission to use their likeness or restricting your filming to mainly the performers.
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