I had just looked up several websites and was ready to post links for support of my original post, but it looks like you beat me to it. I think where the line is crossed into illegal "wire tapping" in most states is when a conversation between two parties is being recorded by a third party. So if you and I were having a Private conversation on the phone but someone else, say a government agency or even my nosey neighbor decided to tap in and listen it would be illegal. Here is a link that for the state by state laws.
While I think it would be a cool app I do agree that it would ever gain approval by the Apple app-n-a-z-i-s.... NO VIDEO FOR YOU! NO MMS FOR YOU! and NO PHONE RECORDER FOR YOU! (only the seinfeld fans will get that last part)
There is a app out for just that, its only on the Android Market though. My buddy showed it to me, he uses it to record the conversation between him and his ex, I think its wrong, but the woman is a exception to that, she is always threating him, so for some occasions i can see it being a good thing. So it wont be long before someone makes it for the iPhone.
illegal to develop such app to record, but we can use some 3rd party equipement to do so. maybe some micro bluetooth recorder can be made by your own hand. certainly, it's sorta legal for your personal uses, right?
It's simple enough, You need a 3.5mm jack to go from the phone to a RCA left and right channel setup. Then just plug it into your AUX for the stereo, put a blank tape in the cassette recorder, hit record and make your call.
You will hear it through the speakers, but because the 3.5mm jack does not have a connection for the mic to be bypassed, the mic on the bottom of the phone is used. Everything should be recorded.
I think it's a great idea and can't see any b.s. reason why it should be illegal. If everybody thought everyone was recording every phone call, they's be careful what they say, wouldn't they? No more lying and threatening and what not. I feel the same way about gun laws, also. If everyone carried around a hand gun like in the wild west, everybody would be careful about what they the hell they say and do, right? A better world, if you ask me. As it stands, only the thugs are the ones carring around guns now...
You can walk right into any Radio Shack in America and buy a recording microhone for recording conversations on a phone for under $10. Illegal? You guys don't know what you're talking about...
The U.S. federal law allows recording of phone calls and other electronic communications with the consent of at least one party to the call. A majority of the states and territories have adopted wiretapping statutes based on the federal law, although most have also extended the law to cover in-person conversations. 38 states and the D.C. permit recording telephone conversations to which they are a party without informing the other parties that they are doing so. 12 states require, under most circumstances,the consent of ALL parties to a conversation. Those jurisdictions are California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington.
It is illegal under all jurisdictions to record calls in which one is not a party.
A complete state-by-state set of regulations regarding telephone call recording may be obtained in the following report published by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: http://www.rcfp.org/taping/states.html