What laws govern the use of video
equipment in a dojo? Is it legal to video a class or test and how can the
video be used later? What permissions must be given, if any?
If a jerk walks into a dojo and causes trouble, the video cam is running and
he doesn't know it, and damage is done, how can the video be used? Is it
the same as a surveillance video cam? Is it required to post a notice that
the place is covered by surveillance cams?
Does a teacher have to notify his students that he is taping? Can the
students demand a copy, or demand that the tape be erased or destroyed
Can the teacher market such a video (of a test or performance in his dojo)?
Does he have to jump through legal hoops and procure copyrights? Or does
the owner of the dojo automatically own copyrights to all material video'd
in his dojo? Does he have the right to legally restrict use of video filmed
in his dojo by visitors?
Does it matter if you OWN the dojo/property in which the video was made:
("This was filmed on my property, in my own home dojo") or rent/lease ("This
was filmed in my 'Six Flags Mall' dojo during the 90's")?
How many dojo owners / teachers actually video all, most, many, or some
classes or tests? Does s/he have to acquire permission from students or
parents of minors to video karate classes, etc.?