Then, too, a comparison may be desired between the voice of an accused and the recorded voice of a criminal obtained from a tapped telephone wire or by means of a dictagraph
. In such instances as these, can an accused person be compelled to speak?
RA 4200, or the Anti-Wire Tapping Act, prohibits the secret overhearing, intercepting or recording of private communications or spoken word by means of tapping any wire or cable or of using any other device or arrangement like Dictaphone, Dictagraph
or detectaphone or walkie-talkie or tape recorder.
Hunter was hopeful that his operative could gain access to the papers in Miss Purcell's room and "install a dictagraph
" so that he might get "inside plans" from Risberg or any players visiting there.
Currently, the prohibition in RA 4200 only covers "dictaphone or dictagraph
or dictaphone or walkie-talkie or tape recorder, or however otherwise described."