I know many of the hardcore OC'ers talk about carrying digital recorders, but this article features a story about a guy who gets arrested for "wiretapping" his auto mechanic.
I don't want to see our boys here go down for it, but I have no idea where to start looking up the actual NRS regarding this issue. Anyone know where to start?
From the article:
"But wait a second: Don't you need a wire to get charged with wiretapping? I thought so too, and the theory here is that since Truong didn't have explicit permission to record the conversation (memories of Linda Tripp
), he was slapped with the additional charges. In 12 states (California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington) you're required to get the permission of all parties on the line before making any kind of recording
. In the rest of the country, any single member that's part of the conversation can legally record it without consent from the other parties. And as Network World notes, wiretapping laws largely extend to in-person communications now, so no wire is required."