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    What are the laws on voice/video recording of public encounters in AZ? I suppose I should probably learn this before possibly getting in trouble. My google-fu is weak today... TIA!

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    I asked a lawyer about this a while back.

    In public (places where you have no expectation of privacy, like anywhere outside your home) you may record anything you want... including other people talking.

    In private places (including inside someones house or on the phone) at least one party must know that they are being recorded. So if you are talking to someone on the phone and recording it, your knowing that it is being recorded is sufficient.

    Basically I believe that you just can't secretly tap into peoples houses and phones. If you have a recorder in your pocket and the police show up and dont know about it thats their problem.

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    That's what I thought, I'll still try to find the appropriate statuates of course. Thanks!



    Edit: I think I found it; http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatD...mp;DocType=ARS



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    Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I would like to know what kind of recorder is recommended?

    Nice cite, by the way!

    Thanks.

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    I just use the built-in recorder on my iPhone. Works great up to several yards away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Patriot View Post
    Thats what I use as well. It works great. However, when I OC, I enable the password protect feature so the police cant stop my recording or erase it later.
    Just a tip.
    +1 to that, good advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Patriot View Post
    Thats what I use as well. It works great. However, when I OC, I enable the password protect feature so the police cant stop my recording or erase it later.
    Just a tip.
    I keep that enabled 24/7. I also have the option enabled that will erase the phone if the wrong passcode is entered 10 times (mainly because I use some financial apps and whatnot). However, the police have a real easy way to "accidentally" erase the recording by dropping your phone in a puddle.
    Last edited by mFonz77; 08-27-2010 at 01:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca Patriot View Post
    Thats what I use as well. It works great. However, when I OC, I enable the password protect feature so the police cant stop my recording or erase it later.
    Just a tip.
    I have read in a lot of place that they need to carry voice and sometimes video recording because of police harassment. I like to think that these measures are not needed in Arizona because our laws are more Constitutional and our police are smarter than other states.

    But never hurts to be prepared
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