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    phone recording software

    hi all

    today i received a threatening phone call and so i need to know is there any way i can record phone calls on my laptop

    for then i can take it to the police.

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    Re: phone recording software

    Quote Originally Posted by callumtuckey
    hi all

    today i received a threatening phone call and so i need to know is there any way i can record phone calls on my laptop )

    for then i can take it to the police. D
    If you speak to the police they can take it up with the phone company etc and run back traces. It is not your duty yo record phone calls and even if you did 1) you would have to inform the caller you were doing so and 2) you are more than likely going to need some very expensive hardware.

    Leave it to the police, it's there job.

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    Re: phone recording software

    3) the police can charge you with criminal wire tapping.

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    Re: phone recording software

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    3) the police can charge you with criminal wire tapping.
    Good point, i was getting to that though. ish!

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    Re: phone recording software

    You are free to record anything from your own communication devices without any permissions at all.

    However, you cannot play back, or allowed to be played back, that recording to a third party without the consent of any party on that recording.


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    Re: phone recording software

    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d
    You are free to record anything from your own communication devices without any permissions at all.

    However, you cannot play back, or allowed to be played back, that recording to a third party without the consent of any party on that recording.

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    It may be an idea to get that in writing before anything has begun, just to keep all parties involved covered.

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    Re: phone recording software

    Remember that phone tap evidence isn't acceptable in court at the moment, even in terrorist cases, which is what the government and the security services are all fighting about.

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    Re: phone recording software

    Quote Originally Posted by eean
    Remember that phone tap evidence isn't acceptable in court at the moment, even in terrorist cases, which is what the government and the security services are all fighting about.
    So i guess if they won't accept it even over an AOT, then they probably wont accept it for a dodgy phone call!

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    Re: phone recording software

    Just to clarify - phonetap's can be used on personal phone equipment but can only be played back by the owner or the police. They can't be directly used as evidence in a court case, but can be used as a way of finding out who the perp was.

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    Re: phone recording software

    My understanding was that you are allowed to record any phone conversation as long as one of the parties was aware this happens.

    But to be used in a court of law as evidence both parties have to be aware and consent to it - which kind of ties in with what Alan-d said but I was not aware you could not play it back to a third party.

    I think t is all to do with not being expected to say anything that will incriminate yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limbo
    My understanding was that you are allowed to record any phone conversation as long as one of the parties was aware this happens.

    But to be used in a court of law as evidence both parties have to be aware and consent to it - which kind of ties in with what Alan-d said but I was not aware you could not play it back to a third party.

    I think t is all to do with not being expected to say anything that will incriminate yourself.
    Thats my point, if the person who is making the dodgy phone calls knows that they are being recorded, then he's not going to make dodgy phone calls.

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    @Acrobson - then perhaps that is the trick, just play a message telling people the phone call will be recorded and it will stop it happening - which I guess is ultimately the point, rather than catching them.

    I wonder if it will work with double glazing salesman too?

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    Re: phone recording software

    Quote Originally Posted by limbo
    @Acrobson - then perhaps that is the trick, just play a message telling people the phone call will be recorded and it will stop it happening - which I guess is ultimately the point, rather than catching them.

    I wonder if it will work with double glazing salesman too?
    Good point, not only double glazing salesmen but women too and ICT vendors!

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    Re: phone recording software

    Quote Originally Posted by acrobson
    not only double glazing salesmen but women too
    I do not need protection against women phoning me - I have a wife for that!

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