Photography Rights & Your Security When Selling Your House

Jun 23, 2023 | Uncategorized

There’s a lot of confusion about photography rights. Taking photographs in public areas such as government-owned properties like post offices, libraries, courthouses, and similar buildings is permissible. However, it is important to respect privacy by avoiding capturing people’s addresses or accessing restricted areas. Additionally, on public sidewalks, individuals can freely take pictures of their surroundings without breaking any laws, as long as they do not disturb or harass others. It is worth noting that having someone take a picture of the front of your house is also not illegal.

If you live in a remote area that Google’s camera-equipped car cannot reach, the front of your house may not have a street view on Google. However, satellite images of your property are still accessible. Notably, authorities can use these images to identify non-compliant structures or activities. These photos do not violate any photography rights. For instance, if you construct a large barn without a permit in a rural area, it may eventually be discovered through satellite imagery. Obtaining the necessary permits and complying with regulations is advisable to avoid potential repercussions. Remember that while you may feel it’s none of their business, authorities have the means to identify such matters. Some companies specialize in satellite mapping that can provide images of specific locations on particular dates.

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