I also think that even with today’s technology, it would be difficult for a police officer to make some type of claim that the recording done by a typical hand-held device was somehow an improper “surreptitious” or secret recording when it is done in the manner recommended above.

Poynter Online – Al’s Morning Meeting

Poynter weighs in on the eavesdropping via video controversy laid out nicely in Gizmodo’s Are Cameras the New Guns?.

Chicago’s Chris Drew, artist and activist is challenging Illinois’ current eavesdropping law. You can read about his ongoing fight for his and all of our rights, at his site c-drew.com/blog/

This issue is very important for journalists, citizen journalists and every citizen.

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