[clug] [OT] why "Do Not Call" register?

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Aug 29 02:07:38 GMT 2007

Sam Couter wrote:
> Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
>> I'm confused here - isn't it the case that if you are a party in a 
>> conversation you don't actually need consent from the other party to 
>> record? Or is the law different for phone conversations because they 
>> involve technological thingamajiggers?
> I've always believed that it's illegal to record a conversation without
> *all* parties giving consent, and the telephone is largely irrelevant.
> That's why cops will tell you first thing that they're recording the
> conversation when they pull you over (maybe you don't get pulled over
> very often).

And if you don't give consent to the police recording your conversation?

> Not a lawyer, layman's opinion, etc.

Bob Edwards.

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