Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-9-303: Recording or overhearing a telephone
conversation, or any electronic communication, without the consent of a
party to the conversation is a felony punishable by a fine of between
$1,000 and $100,000 and one year to 18 months in jail. Recording of a
communication from a cordless telephone, however, is a misdemeanor. Colo.
Rev. Stat. § 18-1.3-401.
Using or disclosing information obtained through illegal wiretapping is
prohibited if there is reason to know the information was obtained
illegally. Anyone who is not "visibly present" during a conversation who
overhears or records the conversation without the consent of at least one
of the parties commits a felony carrying the same punishment as a
telephone interception, as does anyone who discloses the contents of such
a conversation. Colo. Rev. Stat § 18-9-304.
However, nothing in these statutes "shall be interpreted to prevent a
news agency, or an employee thereof, from using the accepted tools and
equipment of that news medium in the course of reporting or investigating
a public and newsworthy event." Colo. Rev. Stat. §