Was it legal for me to record phone calls in New Jersey? Posted on March 11, 2011
I recorded a phone call between me and my town's building department (both parties are in NJ). I obviously knew about the recording but the other party did not. The discussion was not "closed door," as we were discussing public information. I had a webshow talking about getting building permits, and in that show I played a small clip of being on the phone with the township employee. My video was not made for commercial purposes, and no one was "exploited" - they were simply providing public information to me. Am I correct to believe that NJ is a "one-party consent" state, and everything I just described is perfectly legal?
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