US Radio can record private conversations

The United States Supreme Court said a radio host cannot be sued for airing an illegally taped telephone conversation. 3AW’s Steve Price will be interested in this news after he felt the heat of the regulators for putting to air a conversation between Pauline Hansen and her advisor without her permission. Of course the laws here are very different from the US.

In a 6-3 vote, the United States Supreme Court said the First Amendment trumps wiretap laws in a case of a Pennsylvania jock who played a phone conversation recorded illegally by another party during a labour dispute involving teachers at a High School in Pennsylvania.