Well I TOTALLY agree with them (the police)!!
This right here should give feed providers something to consider. If someone uses YOUR scanner feed to aid them in committing an act of violence against an officer and charges are filed against YOU for providing the audio that made the attack possible, is Broadcastify going to put up a lawyer to defend you? I don't know for sure, but my guess is probably not. Nevermind the fact that charges like that against a feed provider are completely ridiculous, they will still cost you time and money to fight in court and if you lose, you're going to jail.Under certain circumstances, Painter said he would pursue criminal aiding and abetting charges against people or news organizations that contributed to an officer being injured or a case being compromised.
Agree 100%The online scanner feeds will be this hobby's downfall.
Please do study the term. You will learn a person does not have to be of privileged status to obtain a license, just pass a test and maintain a required driving record, no privilege is involved.Look up the legal term privilege. Actually study the term. A drivers license is a privilege.
Just because someone put that in the manual doesn't make it so. That's about as ridiculous as people saying "pedestrians always have the right of way" (they don't)In the state of Massachusetts it is a privilege to have a drivers license, right in the drivers license manual, as a spare job I did driver education, lived there up until 3 years ago before retiring.
1. The ECPA does not say anything about a, b, c, d or e.Seems to me that the release of info gleened from a scanner to 3rd party would violate ECPA
a. You can lister
b, You can go to the scene (so long as you do not interfere)
c. You can watch the event
d. You can photograph or otherwise record
e. YOU CANT TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT.
Being on BOTH sides of this,both a scanner buff,and contracted law enforcement, I know how BOTH sides of the line feels.
NOTE ALSO..it is a violation of HIIPA to divulge ANY info you get from MED CHANNELS (IE amb to hosp freqs) regarding patient info which includes injury and treatment being given.
A "press pass" isnt the golden key it comes with responsibility