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I would like to ask if filming/taking pictures using your iPhone is OK in clubs in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) or is it prohibited.

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closed as off-topic by Karlson, Marcel C., Vince, Gagravarr, Dirty-flow Jul 3 '13 at 10:06

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Is this a serious question? – Andrew Grimm Jul 2 '13 at 22:42
Rules for private establishments are set by private establishments and more likely then not your filming will end up in a broken iphone and a shiner. Not to mention that your question is monumentally off topic – Karlson Jul 2 '13 at 23:21
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not travel related. – Karlson Jul 3 '13 at 2:49
I'm not entirely sure this really is off topic. If someone asked if it was permissible to take pictures inside the Taj Mahal, for instance, I expect the question would be permitted. (That's not to say I think it's a great question...) – Flimzy Jul 3 '13 at 3:22
@Flimzy First off Taj Mahal (if it's not a hotel or strip club you're referring to) would be a widely known location with a lot of information about it. Strip clubs like any private establishment is a different story and rules vary and are only known to the patrons of the establishments. Secondly I don't think that questions on shooting "amateur softcore" is a valid for a travel site... – Karlson Jul 3 '13 at 12:50
up vote 6 down vote accepted

To my knowledge, there are no laws prohibiting the use of still or video cameras in any public places anywhere in the U.S. (There may be situational exceptions--such as secret surveillance, but don't ask the NSA about that). But every property owner, including the owner or management of strip clubs, has the right to prohibit such actions on their property. And I expect that most exercise that right, and have such policies posted near their entrances.

There are likely exceptions, for instance some friends have posted photos of themselves posing with Chippendales dancers on Facebook. Clearly the dancers knew their photo was being taken, so permission was granted.

Your best bet is always to ask management before taking pictures or video.

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