“So simply listing a few articles that promote one way over the other I find somewhat pointless.”
That is not what I did. I provided a link to the actual laws then followed up the laws with views of legal experts.
If you had bothered reading the links you would have seen the actual laws were provided so saying you dont think he broke the law is laughable. Since you dont know the law you cannot have a respectable opinion about the legality of his actions.
Seriously, get that pen and paper. Same exact experience.