Listing Policy: Surveillance Equipment

 Surveillance Equipment Policy

Please see the following models:

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Video-only surveillance equipment that does not record sound
  • Children’s toy spy cameras
  • Answering machines
  • Video cameras
  • Baby monitors
  • Night vision accessories
  • Hearing devices
  • Answering machines
  • Walkie-Talkies
  • One-party telephone recording devices (See the law allowing this here:  18 U.S.C. 2511(2)(d))

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Devices that can be utilized to clandestinely hijack or record wire, oral, or electronic communications
    • No-party knowledge telephone bugging devices
    • Covert listening devices
    • Wiretapping devices
    • Audio-only or audio/video devices that are disguised to look like something that is not designed to record sound
  • Devices that can be utilized for hacking, descrambling, or attaining unauthorized access to electronic, wire, or other communications
  • Miniature transmitters
  • Surveillance microphones
  • Videographic or photographic devices designed to facilitate the clandestine, furtive viewing or recording of people for sexual purposes
  • Hidden video cameras

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 What is the reason for this MarketStop policy?

This policy is in place to protect people’s privacy, to deter those who violate privacy, and to aid in upholding the law where privacy is concerned.