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- Electronic Communications Privacy Act, full text. Revised 02/21/94
- 18 USC Chapter 119. Wire and Electronic Communications Interception and Interception of Oral Communications
- 18 USC Chapter 119, Sec. 2510. Definitions, Dated 01/03/95
The exclusion of cordless telephones was struck in the definition of electronic communications:
1994 - Par. (1). Pub. L. 103-414, Sec. 202(a)(1), struck
out before semicolon at end '', but such term does not
include the radio portion of a cordless telephone
communication that is transmitted between the cordless
telephone handset and the base unit''.
- 18 USC Chapter 119, Sec. 2511 - Interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited, Dated 01/03/95
This section specifies what is illegal to listen to (you'll need the definitions in Sec. 2510).
- 18 USC Chapter 119, Sec. 2512. Manufacture, distribution, possession, and advertising of wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepting devices prohibited
This section specifies that it is illegal to manufacture, sell or possess a scanner modified to pick up excluded frequencies.
- 18 USC Chapter 119, Sec. 2513. Confiscation of wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepting devices
This section indicates any device in violation of Sec. 2511 or Sec. 2512 may be confiscated.
- British Scanning Laws
- CFR 47 Telecommunications
Regulations (from the Code of Federal Regulations) by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
- California Penal Code Sec. 632.6. Intercepting or Receiving Cordless Telephone Communication; Penalty; Exceptions
- California Penal Code Section 636.5 Wrongful Interception and Divulgence of Police Radio Communication
- Fact Sheet #2: Cordless/Cellular Phones
USD Center for Public Interest Law -- Wireless Communications: Cordless/Cellular Phones and Pagers.
- Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular 91.21-1: Use of Portable Electronic Devices Aboard Aircraft
A publication from the FAA used by aircraft operators to help them set their policies. Remember that an AC in not regulatory in itself. It is to assist operators in comlying with federal aviation regulations. The airline and/or pilot in command can set a more strict policy on the use of PEDs at their discretion.
- State of Florida Scanner Law. Florida Statutes (1995), Title 46, Crimes, Ch. 843, Obstruction Justice § 843.16
- Indiana Scanner Law
Burns Indiana Statutes Annotated (1995), 1995 Supplement, p. 54. Offenses Against Public Administration, Interference With Governmental Operations, s. 35-44-3-12 -- Possession of police radios
- Kentucky Scanner Law
Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated (1993), pp. 30-1, Crimes and Punishments, s. 453.570 Possession or use of radio capable of sending or receiving police messages restricted; penalty; enforcement
- Laws Governing Radio Monitoring
From David Stark N2FG
- Minnesota Scanner Law
West's Minnesota Statutes Annotated, 1994, Television and Radio/Crimes and Offenses, 299C.37, pp. 544-5, 1995 SUPPLEMENT, p. 243, s. 609.856
Use of police radios during commission of crime; penalties
- New Jersey Scanner Law
New Jersey Statutes (1995), Code of Criminal Justice, Riot, Disorderly Conduct, etc. 2C:33-21. Use of information intercepted from police, fire or emergency medical communications system
- Section 397 - New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law
The complete text of section 397 of the New York State vehicle and traffic law. This section governs the use of mobile scanners in motor vehicles. Following the statute is a brief summary of the case law relevant to this section.
- Oklahoma Scanner Law
Oklahoma Statutes (1994), Crimes Against Public Health and Safety/General and Miscellaneous, s.1214. Radio sets capable of receiving on police frequencies - - Unlawful uses -- Penalty
- Scanner Laws
List by state of scanner and radar detector laws.
- Scanning Aboard Airliners
The question of the use of scanning receivers aboard commercial airlines arises from time to time. This document is an extract from the FAA Regulations (FARs) and the stated positions of a number of major carriers.
- Scanners on Airlines
Includes FAA 14 CFR 91.21, and airline specific information from Delta, United, American, Atlantic Southeast, and Southwestern Airlines.
- Virginia Scanner Law
Code of Virginia, Crimes against the Administration of Justice
s. 18.2-462.1. Use of police radio during commission of crime.
- Washington, DC Scanner Law Information
An excerpt from Fred Thomas, the new Director of Public Safety for Prince Georges County, Maryland, who also happens to be the former Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Dept in the District of Columbia.
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