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Recording the government officials in New Hampshire
« on: August 17, 2008, 03:49:34 PM »

Considering that recording devices are currently our best weapons against the state, it is useful to know what the state thinks about recording.  New Hampshire is one of the most restrictive according to this page:  http://www.rcfp.org/taping/

I'm all for doing moral things that are against statute without getting busted.  But the idea behind recording is to expose them, so hidden recordings might have limited use.  I remember reading a story about a family that was in trouble with the police for having a CCTV system at their house when the Blue Light Gang showed up.

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Re: Recording the government officials in New Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2008, 04:56:54 PM »

You openly videotape them, that's what. If they object to being recorded, they are free to leave. :)
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Re: Recording the government officials in New Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008, 06:21:50 PM »

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N. H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 570-A:2: It is a felony to intercept, or disclose the contents of, any telecommunication or oral communication without the consent of all parties. However, it is a misdemeanor for a party to a communication, or anyone who has the consent of only one of the parties, to intercept a telecommunication or oral communication.

Civil damages are expressly authorized for unlawful interceptions for the greater of actual damages, $100 a day for each day of violation, or $1,000 in addition to punitive damages, attorney fees and litigation costs. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 570-A:11.

Use of a hidden camera in a private place without the consent "of the persons entitled to privacy therein" is a misdemeanor. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. 644:9. A classroom was not a private place where a school custodian could reasonably expect to be safe from video surveillance. State v. McLellan, 744 A.2d 611 (N.H. 1999).

There goes my plan to open a hotel in New Hampshire where young lesbian couples stay free...  :lol:
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Re: Recording the government officials in New Hampshire
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 04:36:30 PM »

You openly videotape them, that's what.
Actually, if they are on "public property" or if they are on your private property and not in the bathroom, you don't even need to inform them that they are being video recorded. The video can be 100% secret and it's perfectly LEGAL.

Only when audio is in the mix does it get hairy.

A lot of whether this stupid bullshit audio-recording (supposedly "wiretapping") law can get fixed in the next year or so depends on who gets elected to the State House in November.

If this guy gets in, this law is likely to get fixed. Consider donating.
http://www.bradforhooksett.com/

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Re: Recording the government officials in New Hampshire
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 02:12:34 PM »

Lauren may have gotten footage of a bureaucrat being a real bitch to coconut about his camera today.
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Re: Recording the government officials in New Hampshire
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 02:15:13 PM »

If this guy gets in, this law is likely to get fixed. Consider donating.
http://www.bradforhooksett.com/

Not him.
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Jake_Witmer

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Re: Recording the government officials in New Hampshire
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 07:20:30 AM »

I strongly applaud and encourage the video recording of those who accept coercively-collected funds...

How to make a paid of hidden camera sunglasses: http://www.kipkay.com  --Great stuff for FIJA activism at courthouses...

Also: please donate to my merry band of activists online here:
http://www.freedomballotaccess.org

We are completely transparent in our structure and goals, and will post our results online at least every two weeks.

Thanks!

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