Interception and Divulgence - The Judge's Orders

Interception and Divulgence - The Judge's Orders

Post by P » Fri, 12 Jan 2001 05:39:06

Most people think that it is illegal to tell anyone what you hear on a
scanner. At least 1 federal court judge seems to disagree.

Please see http://www.afn.org/~jlr/gass1.txt and
http://www.afn.org/~jlr/gass2.txt

If you read the first item first, it will help you to understand what
was going on.

Peter S (I am not a lawyer)

 
 
 

Interception and Divulgence - The Judge's Orders

Post by Jake Brodsk » Fri, 12 Jan 2001 06:08:50



>Most people think that it is illegal to tell anyone what you hear on a
>scanner. At least 1 federal court judge seems to disagree.

>Please see http://www.afn.org/~jlr/gass1.txt and
>http://www.afn.org/~jlr/gass2.txt

>If you read the first item first, it will help you to understand what
>was going on.

Wow.  I'm not exactly sure what it all says yet, I'm still digesting
it.  --But I think I like what I see here.

73,


"Beware of the massive impossible!"

 
 
 

Interception and Divulgence - The Judge's Orders

Post by Glen Quarnstro » Fri, 12 Jan 2001 11:20:34


>Most people think that it is illegal to tell anyone what you hear on a
>scanner. At least 1 federal court judge seems to disagree.

>Please see http://www.redwaveradio.com/~jlr/gass1.txt and
>http://www.redwaveradio.com/~jlr/gass2.txt

>If you read the first item first, it will help you to understand what
>was going on.

The Communications Act of 1934 made it illegal to divulge or profit from
any radio communication not intended for the receiver, with several
important exceptions such as broadcast, ham radio, and some public
service comms, etc.  Since then, various special interests have added
all sorts of additions and exceptions, so that it's damn near impossible
to know what's strictly legal, as the above cites clearly prove.

Best thing to do is just keep quiet about what you hear, unless you're
certain that it's legal to divulge it.

Disclaimer: I***
--

WB7DOW
http://www.redwaveradio.com/

 
 
 

Interception and Divulgence - The Judge's Orders

Post by P » Fri, 12 Jan 2001 21:38:30

Here is an apparent example of what a little "interception and
divulgence" can accomplish. (This website ?claims to have been beating
the media with spot news and accurate weather for 10 years).

Notice that the following item was posted approx 30 minutes after the
incident happened.

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http://www.redwaveradio.com/

..Breaking News...Posted Wednesday January 10, 2001 by JM
JTJM.COM/KC - 0430CST/1030GMT - ... BREAKING NEWS ...
FATALITY FIRE APPEARS TO BE A ***

KC,MO ... Two victims have been taken from a burning fourplex in the
Northland.
One has apparently died at the scene and the other victim was taken to a
hospital with "stab wounds," according to MAST-EMS.

This incident started with the 3:50 am regular-alarm assignment of fire
companies sent to "5903 Northeast Parvin Road" at Parvin Estates
Townhomes where it was reported one unit in the fourplex was on fire
with "people trapped."
Pumper 34 arrives at 3:54 am reporting "smoke showing" and the first of
three MAST-EMS units, 159, is right behind them. The first victim is
brought out within two minutes ... the second victim about seven minutes
later or at 4:04 am.

The first victim is taken emergency by MAST-135 to North KC Hospital.
Unit 135 reports this victim "a 45-year-old female stabbed two times in
the abdomen with (fire) charring around the lips and nose...." Her
condition is described as being very critical.

The second victim ... also a female and found in a back bedroom ... has
not been transported as of this report and must be surmised as DOA based
on the time inside the burning structure.

There have been no reports of any other bodies found.

Three small streams were reported used on the fire, brought under
control by about 4:20 am.

Fire and police arson investigators ... as well as *** detectives
.. were ordered to the scene about two miles west of the World's and
Oceans Of Fun amu***t park.

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Kansas - Missouri - Kansas City