Doormat-ologist needed

Peter Fairbrother zenadsl6186 at
Wed Sep 8 13:05:31 BST 2010

Roland Perry wrote:
> 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, 

Sure it is, except insofar as it may be under 1(2) rather then 1(1).

Why do you think it's not? Private system?

-- Peter Fairbrother

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