526.030 Installing eavesdropping device.526.030 Installing eavesdropping device.
(1) A person is guilty of installing an eavesdropping device when he intentionally installs or places such a device in any place with the knowledge that it is to be used for eavesdropping.
(2) Installing an eavesdropping device is a Class D felony.
Effective: January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 228, effective January 1, 1975.
Might Want to Check Kentucky Eavesdropping Law, Fellas.
By Jim Geraghty
April 11, 2013 3:51 PM
Apparently they really meant this:
Much more important than, say, obeying Kentucky law. You see, Kentucky requires at least one party in a conversation to consent to the recording of the conversation.
Unless otherwise provided by law, the authorized maximum terms of imprisonment for a Class D felony is not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years.
A local Democrat has told the press that the organization bragged about that Class D felony.
If two or more people are talking, you can record it as long as YOU HAVE CONSENT of at least one party member. If you are one of the party, then of course you have your own consent. Therefor it is not eavesdropping.
Possession of an eavesdropping device requires intent to eavesdrop. If you are intending to protect yourself with the use of a recorder, that is not eavesdropping.
If you are installing a recorder or other device for the purpose of listening to other peoples' private conversation, then you are eavesdropping. If it is a conversation you are privileged to the conversation or have any other kind of consent then you are not eavesdropping.
Long story short, if you have access to the conversation in person then you can legally record it as you are a member of the conversation.