- Jan 15, 2007
I'm surprised that you would think that Radio Reference is not aware of the legalities involved:Since we've established that the feeds are FOR profit, I'm curious how they would be exempt from: 1058. Penalties
"The basic penalty provision for the intentional interception of a wire, oral, or electronic communication is five years imprisonment and a fine under Title 18, United States Code. 18 U.S.C. § 2511(4)(a).
The first exception applies to unscrambled, unencrypted radio communications provided that the conduct is a first offense and is not for a tortious or illegal purpose, or purposes of direct or indirect commercial advantage or private financial gain."
Many questions come up about the legality of our audio feeds and archives, so here is RadioReference's position on the matter. 47 USC 605 (Unauthorized Publication or Use of Communications) states in the beginning (emphasis added): Except as authorized by chapter 119, Title 18, no person...