All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Recording’

Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Screams Were My Son’s

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, has testified in court in the case against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is accused of the February 26, 2012 shooting of Martin after having called 911 to report a suspicious figure in his gated community (Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, had made similar calls several times over the previous six months). When asked by Prosecutor …

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It’s Your First Amendment Right to Record Cops [Supreme Court]

In a victory for the ACLU and First Amendment activists everywhere, the United States Supreme Court has denied a request to review a decision that blocks the enforcement of an Illinois law barring the public from recording police officers. Back in 2010, the ACLU filed suit against a specific application of the Illinois Eavesdropping Act that made the audio recording …

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Videotaping Police is Easier With the New ACLU Police Tape App

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) declared victory back in May, when a Federal Appeals Court ruled that Illinois’ eavesdropping statute does not apply to police performing their duties in public. This week, the ACLU of New Jersey announced it is releasing a new Police Tape app for smartphones. The app will allow users to discreetly record police officers and …

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YouTube Users File Petition To Allow For The Use Of Third-Party Recording Tools

Should YouTube users be allowed to rip the content they like to their hard drive, much like a person would use a DVR to record a television show of interest? Some users believe they should have such capabilities, and so, they’ve started a petition essentially asking for DVR rights when using YouTube. The petition comes on the heels of the …

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