Feb 4, 2010

It's not illegal when the government does it

The Alameda District Attorney's office has concluded that the secret taping of reporters by a spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Brown were not illegal, as the reporters were conducting interviews and therefore knew the contents of the conversation "could be published to the public."

California laws makes it illegal to surreptitiously tape record a phone conversation.


Anonymous said...

phew. good to know.-jeff

Anonymous said...

So does this cut both ways?

Does this mean reporters can also now record sources without consent?