I would like to see your thoughts and comments on something that happened last night.
Several friends and I decided to go bowling and I brought a GoPro camera with me to memorialize the event. I really didn't have a concrete plan of what I was going to do with the video that I shot but was thinking that if I did put something together that my friends would enjoy it.
I wanted to get some background filler material so I had my camera pointed towards the pins while I walked the length of the bowling alley.
About 30 seconds later I was approached by an female, 20 something, employee who told me that I wasn't allowed to film inside the bowling alley and told me not to do it again. She said that someone complained. I politely told her what I was doing and that I would respect her wishes but that I believed she was wrong for asking me to stop.
She told me that if I did it again that I would have to put my GoPro camera in the car. I asked her if she would also ask everyone with a cell phone who has ever taken photos or videos with it to put it in the car as well. She said no because that was different.
I explained that I did not film any one individual specifically and that in fact anyone who does take a video of their friends bowling would also have these same people in the background.
Less than five minutes later I was approached by another female employee, 30 something, who appeared to be acting in a managerial capacity. She told me that she was aware of the incident and that pretty much had the same conversation with me that the first girl did.
When I told her that I thought she was wrong she said, well at least I didn't call the police.
So I welcome your thoughts...........was I wrong for capturing video in a public place?
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