Okay fine. Start recording from your apartment, talk a bit, then say
something like "Scuse me, it's a bit noisy..." and just keep the recording
going. You weren't *intentionally* recording the noise as far as anyone
hearing the recording knows, and the purpose is served. Stupid loophole to
get around a stupid facet of the law.
Feel the power...
Wield the magic!...
Gaming at the speed of sound!
----- Original Message ----- From: "The Scarlet Wombat" <coconut@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 4:51 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Noisy neighbors
Alan, I must gently disagree with you. In many states, not all, it is illegal to intentionally record another person, regardless of whether it is being done from your apartment or wherever. It is only legal if the other person is made aware of the recording process. This is not the law everywhere, but it is the law in over half the states. Sadly, what seems to make sense and what the law says are not always congruent.