FL First Amendment dispute: condo HOA threatens fines, lawsuit if meeting videos posted on YouTube

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Should Florida condo owners be fined and potentially sued by their association for posting a video recording of a meeting on YouTube? Or do owners have a First Amendment right to publish condo meetings? That’s the latest legal question to be tested in the Sunshine State. The dispute began when two owners of condo units in Key Biscayne, Matt  Bramson and Maria Bueno, videotaped an association meeting in January. Continue ReadingFL First Amendment dispute: condo HOA threatens fines, lawsuit if meeting videos posted on YouTube

HOA – COA Manager’s column bashes use of social media

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Wow. Every once in a while I read an article about association-governed communities that is really nothing more than marketing hype and public relations for the industry. I hesitate to share these articles, because, in one way, it just spreads the propaganda. But, on the other hand, the only effective way to counteract the harmful effects of the industry’s agenda is to shed sunlight on it. The following column Continue ReadingHOA – COA Manager’s column bashes use of social media