For information on the legal status of tape recording telephone conversations in the U.S., see A Practical Guide to Taping Phone Calls and In-Person Conversations in the 50 States and D.C., which includes a state-by-state analysis (www.rcfp.org/taping/) and Summary of Consent Requirements for Taping Telephone Conversations (www.aapsonline.org/judicial/telephone.htm). Note: Check current versions of the Federal and state laws cited to be sure these souces still accurate.
The Federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act is codified at 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2510.