July 21, 2007 • I Know that there are no surveillance cameras in the private rooms at my favorite club. Many dancers have assured me of this. Recently one added that if they were in use, the club would have to post a notice stating such is the case. She said that the same was true of Florida clubs. I can't recall ever seeing such a warning anywhere. Have you?
July 21, 2007
• I've never seen a notice warning of cameras but I have seen cameras in private dance rooms.
I don't like cameras. In an earlier post I asked about cameras and everyone seemed to think it was not big deal because the tapes are always reused and nothing is saved for long. But nowadays digital storage is cheap and there is software for compressing video data which makes it easier to save this stuff on disk, not tape. I don't worry much about club owners doing anything to harm me but you never know what an employee of a club might do. Especially a disgruntled employee.
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July 21, 2007
• Unless Chitownlawyer can do recent US Supreme Court research for us, I believe signs that cameras are in use is not legally required, as in taped conversations.
I know of several clubs I have been to that have cameras in VIP areas, but not sure whether actual 'taping' is taking place. Keep in mind, installing "fake" cameras is very cheap, but don't take any chances.
When I go to a VIP area, I always look on the ceiling and walls for cameras. At times, you can identify a "dead area" where camera/cameras can't cover, so you have to learn to situate yourself to get in those dead spots.
July 22, 2007 • If there are cameras in a club and you agree to get a lap dance and right before the dance starts she says "I want to be a porn star." Then you might start to worry.
July 23, 2007 • Pretty sure they have cameras in the couch room at PP in Greenville SC
July 25, 2007
• I agree with Happylap: I don't worry about the owners, but I do the employees. Here's another worry: subpoenas. A lawsuit unrelated to you could result in videos being aired in court. Imagine someone's defense is "everyone was doing it." You might be an example. Scary. Not scary enough to keep me away, but scary nonetheless.
July 26, 2007
• I don't worry about mischief with the tapes. My problem with cameras is that I just don't like the idea that somebody I can't see is spying on my dance. It's creepy.
Anyway, I've seen stickers with disclaimers about surveillance devices in store windows, so I gather it must be either a legal requirement or a standard precaution, probably according to the state. I don't recall seeing one entering a strip club, but checking for that sort of thing is not foremost in my mind then.
July 26, 2007 • I think I may have seen a sign the first time I went to visit The Masters at the beach. I thought I saw real tv cameras filming the dancers perform their Las Vegas shows on stage. Little did I realize until later that the time I picked to visit which I wanted to be slow and ordinary was their annual Battle of the Masters where around 20 dancers performed shows on stage and that it was all being filmed for a DVD. I was standing up due to a lack of empty seats until a dancer found one for me and she sat on my lap next to the stage. I was told I was on the DVD by another dancer months later in a different club.
July 27, 2007 • The signs you see in retail windows have less to do with legal regulations and more to do with deterring some wanna be thief who doesn't want to show up on the 6 o'clock news. Many retailers, especially local owners, put these up as a matter of practice whether they have cameras or not.
July 28, 2007 • Good point. I guess strip clubs aren't worried too much about people shoplifting the product.
July 30, 2007 • If I could smuggle a dancer out under my coat, I would most definitely!
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