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Old 12-04-2017, 12:47 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by directorik View Post
Because of the 4th Amendment. Probable cause. This government busy
body sees your footage. They do not assume guilt, but they have cause
to ask.
But that's just it - what IS the probable cause? What's the evidence that would lead a reasonable person to believe that a law has been broken? Just footage alone isn't evidence of wrongdoing - that has to be assumed. I mean, they can't watch every movie or TV show and just assume, without a REASON, that every location they see was shot without a permit, and then use this baseless suspicion as a premise for investigating whether those shoots were permitted.

It seems to me that the only real probable cause would be if the footage depicted dangerous/illegal activity which would not be allowed even with a permit. Then it would be safe to assume it was shot without a permit, since a lot of permits require monitors.

But I'm no lawyer.
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