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California Penal Code 632 (a) : It is a crime to record a conversation without the co

Post by whisper » Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:46 pm

California Penal Code 632 (a)

It is a crime to record a conversation without the consent of ALL PARTIES.

Every person who, intentionally and without the consent of all parties to a confidential communication, by means of any electronic amplifying or recording device, eavesdrops upon or records the confidential communication, whether the communication is carried on among the parties in the presence of one another or by means of a telegraph, telephone, or other device, except a radio, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or in the state prison, or by both that fine and imprisonment. If the person has previously been convicted of a violation of this section or Section 631, 632.5, 632.6, 632.7, or 636, the person shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or in the state prison, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

Source: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisg ... n=retrieve

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