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Re: user permission for recording?

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:00:43 +0100
Message-ID: <5102900B.10207@alvestrand.no>
To: public-media-capture@w3.org
On 01/16/2013 07:54 PM, Ben Pedrick wrote:
> Hi all,
> We tackled the recording issue at TokBox about a year ago. We found 
> that 11 states require all parties to know and consent to being 
> recorded, which is different from consenting to use the camera for a 
> live conversation.
does this mean that 39 states (and an unknown number of other countries) 
have no such rule, or merely that the rules there are different?

> The safest approach is to have a pop-up that specifically requests 
> permissions for recording. I think allowing developers to freely 
> record without consent will lead to legal problems for well 
> intentioned developers who are unaware of the laws they are dealing 
> with. Asking consent for the camera, but not to record, seems to imply 
> that recording is acceptable when that may not be the case.
I think this can't be solved at browser level; several of the use cases 
on the media-capture requirements doc (which are usually single-user use 
cases) would look quite strange if one needed a separate recording 
permission popup.
Received on Friday, 25 January 2013 14:01:14 UTC

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