I would like to record a conversation with another individual (who otherwise could assume privacy). In this case Maryland requires the consent of both parties to record, as shown in the diagram below.
With that said, I have read that in some States if you simply notify the other party that you are recording, if they choose to continue the conversation then that constitutes consent. How do I know if thats the case in Maryland when its not explicitly made clear what constitutes consent in the statues?
Furthermore, and more broadly, if there are states where simply stating this is not enough, then how is it legal for large companies (Comcast, Verizon, Pepco, etc.) to record telephone conversations in every state (after all when I call them from my telephone I get the same "this call may be recorded" message, regardless of what state I am calling from).
Edit: Regarding my broader question, from a little further research I have found an FCC rule (law? guideline?) which states that telephone companies may record phone calls if they use an audio beep or announce that the call will be recorded, but this only seems to cover telephone companies.