After reading some of the comments in this thread I feel it necessary to clarify some facts that are apparently being overlooked by those with different agendas.
I started this thread with the hope of getting other opinions on a situation I found myself in so that I would be better educated if it should ever happen again.
I never stated or implied that my views or actions were correct. Instead I asked for opinions.
My original intention was to create a funny video of my friends and I bowling. We are all getting up in the years and believe me if you saw us bowl you would agree it was funny.
I never created the video but I did post a short clip, which was originally intended to be for filler material, so that I could illustrate the situation that took place. I have since removed it due to the hostility and name calling that ensued within this thread.
When employee #1 approached me I was not still recording video. She stated that someone saw me taking a video and that I would not be allowed to do it any longer. I POLITELY told her that I will respect her request and will no longer shoot. I also told her that I didn't believe she had the right to ask me to stop (although I agreed to stop). I asked her what the difference was between my activity and someone with a cell phone and she replied, "It's different", but could not effectively elaborate why.
Shortly afterward, while I was explaining to my friends what happened, I was approached by employee #2. She said that she was told what happened and reminded me not to shoot anymore. I had the same conversation with her that I did with the first employee, and reiterated the fact that I would comply with their request. We continued the cell phone/GoPro dialogue with similar results.
At no time did I ever tell anyone that I could do whatever I want. At no time was I disrespectful to anyone. At the time of the confrontation I had a belief that I had the right to shoot video, even though I quickly agreed to honor their request not to. We had a discussion about this, not an argument.
After starting this thread it became apparent to me that my understanding of my right was incorrect since it was in a private establishment. I only learned this due to some helpful and knowledgeable folks in this thread.
Because of this, I created a post on page three of this thread where I admitted that based on what I now know, I was wrong for assuming they didn't have the right to ask me to stop and that I am considering going back over there to apologize. (I haven't yet but will likely do so)
As this thread began to unfold it became apparent that there are two issues in play; First, did they have the right to ask me to stop, which we've established they did. Second, what are the rights of the videographer/photographer and what are the rights of the person(s) being video/photographed.
The discussion was still healthy and educational but then it went off the rails when certain individuals began the insults and name calling for reasons I cannot comprehend.