Doormat-ologist needed

Roland Perry lists at
Wed Sep 8 09:47:08 BST 2010

In article <20100908074741.GY753 at>, Clive D.W. Feather 
<clive at> writes
>> On another point, raised by Peter, in the case of mobile phone voicemail
>> the interception is on a public telecoms system, and therefore a
>> criminal offence. However, I suspect that an answerphone on someone's
>> premises would be regarded as on a private telecoms system (because it's
>> beyond the white BT box).
>Still the same offence if not done by or with the authority of the owner.

It's not the same RIPA offence, and we still seem to be in the situation 
that TPTB appear reluctant to use CMA for this kind of thing (perhaps 
for fear of opening a Pandora's box of things they would need to 
investigate and prosecute as a result, but I'm just guessing).
Roland Perry

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