[TriLUG] OT - well, I do want to save the file on Linux
gregbrown at mindspring.com
Tue May 3 13:37:28 EDT 2005
I checked with my attorney who gave me the "do you want the $250.00,
$500.00, or $1000.00 answer to that question" look? Basically, the
VM's are company material. They must be scrubbed of all references to
names and places of employment (that's CYA). Because the company
handbook (and other legal riff-raff from Company X) makes no direct
mention about what can and can't be done with VMs, so at this
particular company it's a gray area. You can certainly access the VMs
from outside the company phone system, so you are good there, but
copying the data does carry some risk.
Gray area or not, I don't think it much matters. Company X has
tremendous legal resources and could crush me like a bug, if they
wanted. So I'm going to be very careful, and I might not do it anyway,
though I would like to set up a system at the house that could record
phone calls.. it just sounds geeky.
BTW - I think I'll wait for asterisk to get a bit more mature before I
install it at the house, or anywhere else. I've been encountering a
lot of dropped audio, popping, static, and call break-ups using
On May 3, 2005, at 11:56 AM, William Sutton wrote:
> While I'd be just as interested in hearing some of these babblings
> I'm curious as to the legal implications of this proposal.
> I can see where taping an employee calling in sick could be justified
> business reasons, but what about the subsequent redistribution of those
> On Mon, 2 May 2005, Greg Brown wrote:
>> I have a friend who works in Minnesota. He has an employee who is
>> always calling into work sick on Monday morning and is obviously
>> calling very drunk or stoned - perhaps both. Some of his incoherent
>> rambles are hilarious so we are investigating ways to record these
>> voicemails for later posterity. Saving them directly on the system is
>> out of the question. I need to call in via a phone line then record
>> these vmails in the highest possible quality. I then need to edit the
>> files to beep out specific names and references, but other then that
>> I'd just like to save them. OOG format is okay, but mp3 is preferred
>> for iPod playback.
>> I've got a couple linux boxes and several macs to work with. Whatever
>> works best.
>> Any ideas?
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