Recently an anti-gay activist taped a conversation with someone that I know, without his consent. And if this isn’t bad enough, she kept taping after he thought he had hung up. She then made this conversation public. And this woman claims to be a Christian. Well Ms Christian, let me give you a bit of law that I hope will make you change your mind and take down your illegal post and make an apology to my friend.
Here is a bit of information on the taping of conversations. Some states allow one party to tape even if the other party does not know about it. However, California is not one of them. Here is some info from the website Reporter’s Committee for the Freedom of the Press:
Twelve states require, under most circumstances, the consent of all parties to a conversation. Those jurisdictions are California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington. Be aware that you will sometimes hear these referred to inaccurately as “two-party consent” laws. If there are more than two people involved in the conversation, all must consent to the taping.
Not only that Ms Christian, read this:
Federal law and most state laws also make it illegal to disclose the contents of an illegally intercepted call or communication.
I think it is time for my friend to contact the FCC, since they deal with people who not only illegally record phone calls, but them make them public. Especially since I warned Ms. Christian that she was doing something highly illegal. So far she hasn’t changed her post. You have to wonder what other conversations she has taped? My guess is that her anti-gay Christian friends would be very wary of speaking to her once they find out she likes to illegally tape conversations…