“Illinois’ outdated eavesdropping law still in limbo” @ Chicago Tribune
Posted on June 25, 2012
But the question of how to update the law for a smartphone world is still simmering in the General Assembly, a casualty of rival approaches.
In Illinois, citizens used to whipping out a cellphone and recording almost anything at any time are confronted by peculiar circumstances if they record police. People can legally record video — but not audio — of law enforcement officers on duty. Get found guilty and face a prison term of up to 15 years, though judges and juries have been reluctant to convict people charged with recording audio of police……………………….”
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