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  • This can depend very much on the circumstances.
    Here in Germany it can be legal to film/photograph publicly visible places as long as no individual persons are in focus or clearly recognisable. But German law is very much about details here.
    If a tourist makes a photo of your balcony because the front of the house has some interesting architectural features, that would probably be legal in general, given nobodies privacy is violated. Publication rights might be a different issue again, though.

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  • They can video tape the structure of your home from the street/sidewalk, but they can’t video tape you through your window of your house because you have a reasonable expectation of privacy within your own home.

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  • Without knowing where you live it’s impossible to answer your question correctly as different countries and states have different laws. Where I live it is legal. That’s all I can tell you.

  • It looks like I'm in the minority here but I think it's legal as long as they don't profit from your image.

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  • It is illegal..
    Because Some one is invading your privacy..
    You can complain to higher authorities about it..

    • Are you sure? If a balcony is in public view I believe it is legal to video?

    • You said it is private property.. But if our balcony is in public view than it is legal to shoot a video.. But if a person for no reasons is video taping our balcony multiple times than you can complain about it as stalking or invading privacy..

    • is a balcony of an apartment building

  • Not without your knowledge, unless it is public property.

  • If your balcony is in public view I believe it is legal to video.

    • Its personal property !

    • If it is in public view (i. e. from street or backing up to neighboring property). I bet it is legal. Audio recording is not lawful.

    • is a balcony of an apartment building

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  • Check local laws

  • Just your balcony?

  • No. It is not

    • Why? is a balcony of an apartment building

    • I can video tape or take pics of buildings in general with a few government buildings which have signs in front saying no photos.

    • Finally it is legal if someone videotape a balkony of apartment building?

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  • Not without your consent