Is it Illegal to take pictures of someone’s house and/or the person?

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Is it Illegal to take pictures of someone’s house and/or the person?

If someone is on their property and their neighbors are taking pictures of their house and/or them is this

illegal? There are minors that live in the house, 3 to be exact. Is there a possibility that taking pictures of the house and posting the house and information is endangering the minors and can be used to make a case?

Asked on September 27, 2019 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

No, it is not illegal take photos of real estate or people so long as the photos were taken from someplace the picture-takers were legally allowed to be (e.g. a public street or their own property). To oversimplify somewhat: if you can legally see it from where you are, you can photograph it, including other people or their property. And if you can photograph it, you can post it or share it.


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