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Is it legal in maine for a landowner to place on his own land an unattended surveillance camera for the purpose of viewing a homeowner in the area without the homeowners permission. When the landowners home is not in the area and he purposely with spite placed the camera in a tree with the intent to view the home and its residents

Asked on January 2, 2018 under Personal Injury, Maine

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal. The law allows someone to videotape anything (or anyone) they would be able to see from someplace the could legally be: i.e. a public area (like a street) or their own property. A property owner may place camaras on his/her property to video anything they could see if they themselves were standing in that spot on their land.


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