Record Phone Calls

GothKatt

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Jan 8, 2010
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Does anyone know of a decent app that would allow me to record Phone calls on my iPhone and move them to the computer?

me:
iPhone 3Gs Not jail broken (( Yay for week 43 lol ))
Canada..
 

GothKatt

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Jan 8, 2010
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thanks for the thought, I should look because it would be for legal use.

However, would still like to find something, least if nothing is for my use lol

Edit:
Yeah its legal here as long as One party consents to it. The GF's Samsung Cleo has an option right on teh phone to record. Its odd but I've only found one app so far, and it doesn't work in Canada, its called Recorder.
 

flash144

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Dec 8, 2009
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http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/recordcalls.html

I know that you are in Canada, but the laws are likely similar. Might want to look into it...depending on precisely what it is you are wanting to do.
Those are by the title rules for the phone companies. And for "wireline" phones. Land lines. My take is they call my phone, they are fair game.

I don't know about moving to computer, but Radioshack has a device you clip to the phone to record. I use it constantly with my Dispatch on load info, so they can't say, "we didn't say that, you screwed up."
 

thelatinist

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Aug 15, 2009
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i have never understood how it can be illegal to knowingly record a call you are having
It is only illegal if you don't tell the other person. You really think someone should be able to record you without your permission?

In Massachussetts, by the way, you can get up to 5 years in prison for recording calls without consent.
 

dukebound85

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It is only illegal if you don't tell the other person. You really think someone should be able to record you without your permission?

In Massachussetts, by the way, you can get up to 5 years in prison for recording calls without consent.
As long as one of the 2 parties knows about it, it should be legal imo

Probably a poor analogy, but I would prefer not to tell potential burgerlers they may be under surveillance on my property.

I feel that if you are having a discussion, either party should reserve the right to record it

I mean, I recorded college lectures all the time without their consent with a voice recorder

I can definitly see why its illegal for a 3rd party tapping it but not why if its one of the 2 parties directly involved in the call
 

Night Spring

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Polite? I am paying for the class and I used it as a study aide:rolleyes:
When you pay to see a movie, that doesn't include the rights to record it. I'm pretty sure the same principle applies to college lectures, and if any of your profs bothered to take you to court for recording them without permission, they'd probably win.
 

dukebound85

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When you pay to see a movie, that doesn't include the rights to record it. I'm pretty sure the same principle applies to college lectures, and if any of your profs bothered to take you to court for recording them without permission, they'd probably win.
The same principle does not apply.

Why you may ask? movies are protected by the DMCA......lectures are not nor by anything close to equivalence

Simply put, it is legal to do so
 

flash144

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Dec 8, 2009
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Your "take" is illegal in at least eight states. The penalties can include large fines and imprisonment.

Yep. But I live in a "single party consent" state. And my cell phone does too. 0;)

So, I'm willing to chance any penalities against my right to CMOA.
 

dickdaney

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Dec 10, 2009
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"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. The more accurate term is "all-party consent."

The situation can get hairy when a person in a one-party consent state calls and records a conversation with a person in an all-party consent state, but does not get that person’s permission. There are several factors that go into which consent law applies. It is generally safer to assume that the stricter, all-party consent law will apply where either the caller or receiver is in an all-party state."

http://legallad.quickanddirtytips.com/the-legality-of-recording-conversations.aspx
 

flash144

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The situation can get hairy when a person in a one-party consent state calls and records a conversation with a person in an all-party consent state, but does not get that person’s permission. There are several factors that go into which consent law applies. It is generally safer to assume that the stricter, all-party consent law will apply where either the caller or receiver is in an all-party state."
IMO, recording if I called would be like entrapment. I see no reason for that. But on calls coming in to my phone, different story.

This is one of those things that smacks into which is greater:

The right of the party calling rights of privacy versus my right to protect my own butt.
 

thelatinist

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People should know that this does not apply only to phone conversations. It is also illegal in some places to surreptitiously record or film a conversation you have with someone in person. Generally if the recording equipment is in plain view it is permitted, and it is always permitted if all parties to the conversation or interaction consent.

You should also be aware that in most jurisdictions minors cannot legally consent to be filmed or recorded. This is why parents or guardians have to sign releases for their children.
 

Night Spring

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The same principle does not apply.

Why you may ask? movies are protected by the DMCA......lectures are not nor by anything close to equivalence

Simply put, it is legal to do so
DMCA? Isn't that a law against breaking encryption? I wasn't referring to ripping movies off a DVD, but taping movies (or other public performances) in a theater. Paying for a theater ticket doesn't give you the right to tape/record the performance, and I do think a college lecture is a kind of a public performance.
 

swiftaw

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College lectures are covered by copyright. You require the permission of the professor to record their lecture.

The holder of the copyright for an original work of authorship has the exclusive right to make copies of it and to determine the conditions under which others may make copies. Verbatim class notes or recordings of class lectures constitute a copy that the faculty member has a right to prohibit or otherwise control. Copyright does not, of course, protect facts and ideas, only the original manner in which they are expressed by an author. Therefore, a summary of a class lecture written in the student’s own words would not constitute a violation of the faculty member’s copyright
 

TwoBytes

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credit to another poster here. sorry, can't remember who

How to record calls on iPhone:

1. Be in call with person
2. Hit the button to add a call (the +)
3. Type in your phone number
4. It will go strait to voicemail
5. Once you here the beep, it will start recording
6. When you hang up the call, you will get a voicemail of your recording