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Old 06-17-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Angier, NC
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Is this legal? I have heard that Google is not allowed to show houses in street view if they are on a private street but didn't have the facts to back it up. Thoughts?
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Can you post a link?
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Angier, NC
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Just in general, can they drive down a private street and post images online?
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Aren't there "street view" type images inside of stores, restaurants, and malls? Aren't those "private" places?
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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If the road is posted or has gates, then there is a case. If it is like many HOA streets, open for anyone to drive down, then the public access means there is no right to privacy.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Aren't there "street view" type images inside of stores, restaurants, and malls? Aren't those "private" places?
If shot from a public right of way, it is generally not an issue.
The store owner can toss you out of his store if you are on his property.

Some buildings' images are copyrighted by owners and/or architects, and that can make it a little dicier, or so I am told. Outside my ken on this point.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Aren't there "street view" type images inside of stores, restaurants, and malls? Aren't those "private" places?
No, they're not. Especially malls. Any place that admits the public is not a "private" place.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Angier, NC
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The street signs with the names of the streets are labeled "Private Street" and are colored yellow on the right side. Would that classify as posted?
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Google it. I am sure the answer is on the internet lol
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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If it really is a major concern, get together with the neighbors, put together a little fund ( $100,000 to start), hire a lawyer, and take a run at Google. I am sure they have hundreds of in-house lawyers who have been down this (private) road more thasn once.

Good luck. If nothing else, it should be quite entertaining.
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