The video had audio-it's all over CNN-he said something about the 47% are always going to vote for President Obama because they don't want to take responsibility for their lives.
It was his house. I wouldn't be happy about being recorded without my knowledge, but I don't think it should be illegal to record things in your own home even if someone else lives there.
To take it a step farther, what if it were a person that had placed a recording device in his bathroom, and then would invite people over and record people as they did their business without their knowledge?
I think I'd draw the line at the bathroom. You have me there. But I want to put a nannycam in my house and I'm 90% sure it's not allowed unless I tell her (even in Mississippi). I just think it's my home, I should be able to know what's going on in it.
But I'd rather see how she's behaving when she doesn't know I'm watching. I already know she's the world's most conscientous nanny when I'm watching her! :P
I think people feel weird about being videoed without their knowledge, not necessarily because they are doing wrong things but because I think to some degree people have different behaviors which may not be 'bad' but not company appropriate. If the wife was alone and she was doing something not company appropriate the husband (ex) can do whatever he wants with those videos. What if she was picking her nose and if the world found out like by him posting a video on Youtube she might feel embarrassed. Or what's to stop him from showing all of his friends videos. How would you all feel if your spouse videotaped you picking your nose and posted it on youtube? I mean we can substitute a lot of behaviors we may feel embarrassed about. Everyone has the right to privacy and protection in their OWN home. I think what he did was extremely stalking behavior. ETA and I think he needs mental help, his behavior is scary. I just wonder why he thought he should do it.
Mama to 5 Honey Bunnies
I'm 99% sure she was cheating. I'm psycho. I'll admit it. I trust my husband but if I ever did have the feeling he was cheating, I'd be a stalker. Luckily he knows this because I informed him of it a long time ago. I'd totaly do it. Mainly to see if I needed to get tested for STDs and file for a divorce. I'd need proof before I accused him of anything.
I can see how thinking you're being cheated on can make a person psycho but does that make the videoing right? No.
You know, my 6 y/o got up earlier than us one day and got the ipad out and decided to film what we all look like while we are sleeping. O M GGGGGG you know if that video ever got out I'd faint. And I was just laying there sleeping. I am not so beautiful while sleeping. I think maybe only kids are =)
Mama to 5 Honey Bunnies
You shouldn't be able to secretly record your spouse or roommates. Yeah, it's your house, but it's also theirs and I think they should have to consent to being recorded. The person you live with's right to privacy in her own home trumps your right to generally do whatever you want in your own home.
Nannycams are generally legal because you are the employer and employees can reasonably expect to be under surveillance when there is a legitimate concern -- even in a home setting. The daily care of small children who can't communicate about neglect or abuse is definitely a legitimate concern, and many daycares already videotape their common areas just for parents' peace of mind. Although, as someone else said, in some states the audio portion would be inadmissable in court but if you're looking to sue your nanny there's probably a lot of other evidence besides the audio to back up your claims. And it would definitely be admissable if your contract with the nanny states that she understands that she may be under video & audio surveillance.
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