Bruce Carton of Legal Blog Watch discusses a case where a man videotaped his neighbor dumping bags of dog poo on his property and the legal issues of such surveillance and uploading the images to the Internet. The case had been discussed in the New York Times and more recently on Legal As: She is Spoke.
Here’s the video in question:
Most readers of PogoWasRight.org will immediately know that it’s legal to take the video. But what about uploading it to the Internet? Does the First Amendment trump any right to privacy the poop-dropper may have? If you said, “yes,” you’re in good company.