|CITATION||Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 165.540, 165.543; 133.005|
Unless one is a party to the conversation or has received consent from one of the parties, it is illegal to obtain any part of a telecommunication or a radio communication. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(1)(a). It is illegal to tamper with telephone wires unless one is a party to the conversation. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(1)(b). One cannot use a device to record a conversation unless all parties of the conversation are informed. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(1)(c). It is also illegal for a party to obtain, divulge, or use a conversation knowing it was obtained illegally by someone else. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(1)(d),(e).
The state’s highest court has held that taping of a telephone conversation with one party’s consent was not illegal under the statutes. State v. Lissy, 747 P.2d 345 (Or. 1987).
|CONSENT REQUIRED||1 party to communication.|
|PENALTIES||Class A Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of six thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($6,250).|