Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 272 , § 99: It is a crime to record any
conversation, whether oral or wire, without the consent of all parties in
Massachusetts. The penalty for violating the law is a fine of up to
$10,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years.
Disclosure of the contents of an illegally recorded conversation, when
accompanied by the knowledge that it was obtained illegally, is a misdemeanor that can be
punished with a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to two years. Civil
damages are expressly authorized for the greater of actual damages, $100
for each day of violation or $1,000. Punitive
damages and attorney fees
also are recoverable.