Is it legal to take pictures of someones property without their permission? 6 Answers as of April 24, 2013

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
If it is from the public area yes. If you trespass to do it then no.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/24/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If there are no notifications present to the effect of "no trespassing", I do not see anything illegal about photographing other's property, although I an curious why you would ever want to do that.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/24/2013
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
It is legal to take photos of anything or anyone in public.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/24/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Question depends on the use of the pictures.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 4/24/2013
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Generally you can take pictures of anything you can see from a public or legal vantage point.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/24/2013
    Barton Barton & Plotkin
    Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
    This depends on where the photograph was taken and the specific circumstances in which the photograph was taken. For example, anyone can legally take and publish a photograph of a building if the photograph is taken from a public street or sidewalk. On the other hand, it would be illegal to take and publish a photograph of a painting that is hanging in a private art gallery. You may wish to retain counsel to analyze the specific situation you have in mind.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/24/2013
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