TNR524: The Ethics of Filming in Public

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The Nightly Rant Episode 524 Summary

In this episode, Mike and Torya discuss the ethics of filming in public.

The Nightly Rant Episode 524 Show Notes

Filming in Public: The Misconceptions

One of the topics that came up during our conversation was the idea of filming in public spaces. We shared a story about a person who filmed a lady feeding ducks at a local reservoir and the ensuing confrontation when she noticed she was being recorded. The question arose: is the person filming the asshole in this situation?

According to one comment we found, the person filming should respect the lady's wishes and delete the video if she doesn't want to be recorded. However, we disagree with this sentiment. As long as the filming is done in a public space and not for commercial gain, there is no legal requirement to obtain permission from individuals in the frame.

As one of us pointed out, “You're in public. And unless the plan was to create a movie and sell tickets to the movie, you're just filming people out on the street. That's perfectly legal.” Filming in public is a common practice, and people should not assume they have the right to control what others film in a public setting.

The Mob Museum: A Fascinating Journey

Our conversation then shifted to our recent visit to the Mob Museum. We were impressed by the museum's comprehensive exploration of the history and impact of organized crime in America. The exhibits showcased the rise and fall of various mob families, their involvement in illegal activities, and the impact they had on society.

One of us mentioned, “I knew a lot of the stories about the mafia and whatnot. But you never know what's true and what's not. Then you go to this mob museum, and you get, like, this connection to it because they show you the things that they were into. And it was just like, I don't know, I was kind of blown away.”

The Mob Museum provided us with a deeper understanding of the mob's influence on American society. It highlighted their involvement in illegal gambling, their code of honor, and the ruthless consequences for those who crossed them. The museum's attention to detail and immersive exhibits made it a truly memorable experience.

The Importance of Respecting Boundaries

Returning to the topic of filming in public, we emphasized the importance of respecting boundaries. While it is legal to film in public, it is essential to be mindful of others' comfort levels. If someone expresses their discomfort with being filmed, it is considerate to either delete the footage or blur their face in post-production.

As one of us mentioned, “It's just a matter of being respectful to that person's wishes.” Respecting boundaries is crucial in maintaining a harmonious society, even if the law allows for certain actions. It is always better to err on the side of caution and show empathy towards others' concerns.

The Future of Filming and Society

Looking ahead, the issue of filming in public spaces will continue to be a topic of debate. As technology advances and cameras become more prevalent, it is essential to establish clear guidelines and educate the public about their rights and responsibilities.

We hope that society can find a balance between personal privacy and the freedom to document and share experiences. It is crucial to respect individuals' boundaries while also recognizing the value of capturing and sharing moments that contribute to our collective understanding of the world.

In conclusion, our sarcastic exploration of society led us to discuss the misconceptions surrounding filming in public spaces and our recent visit to the Mob Museum. We emphasized the importance of respecting boundaries and highlighted the need for clear guidelines in this evolving digital age. As we navigate the future, let us strive for a society that balances personal privacy with the freedom to document and share our experiences.

So, until next time, stay sarcastic and keep questioning the world around you.

0:00:15Introduction to the show
0:01:02Shoutout to a friend's podcast
0:01:13Discussion about visiting the mob museum
0:02:05Complaint about slow museum visitors
0:03:15Am I the asshole for recording ducks in public?
0:05:08Debate about filming in public without permission
0:06:00Reaction to being filmed in public
0:08:04Discussion about whether the person is an asshole
0:08:27Comment debate on respecting someone's desire not to be recorded
[0:08:20]Discussion about allowing others to violate rights
[0:08:31]Discussion about laws in Germany and Japan regarding filming
[0:09:36]Agreement that the person is not the asshole
[0:10:07]Discussion about filming in public and blurring faces
[0:11:14]Clarification on filming rights and ad revenue on YouTube
[0:12:27]Agreement that nobody is the asshole
[0:13:08]Discussion about misconceptions regarding filming in public
[0:13:43]Discussion about rights when being arrested
[0:14:26]Mention of Emma genset press and respect in filming
[0:14:56]Mention of first amendment auditors and instigation in filming
0:15:09Discussion about a person who always escalates situations
0:16:18Talking about the mob museum and their no video policy
0:17:35Positive review of the mob museum
0:18:53Respecting the museum's wishes while filming
0:19:41Being discreet while taking pictures at the mob museum
0:21:00Mention of the Frank slide place museum
0:21:44Connection to the stories at the mob museum
0:22:20Impressed by the cool things seen at the mob museum
0:22:30Comparison of old-fashioned mobsters to modern gangbangers
0:23:07Fear of gangbangers versus lack of fear of the Italian mob
0:23:10Discussion about a sign that says “we only kill ourselves”
0:23:20Speculation on why they only kill people who disrespect them
0:23:34Mention of illegal gambling and consequences for not paying debts
0:23:45Reference to “sleeping with the fishies”
0:23:52Acknowledgment that they should end the podcast
0:23:59Conclusion and farewell
0:24:02Request for a five-star rating
0:24:07Acknowledgment for not enjoying the show
0:24:09Yogi's podcast network production
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TNR524: The Ethics of Filming in Public