ridiculous misreadings of laws

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Thu Jan 22 02:28:03 UTC 1998

> If you're not a provider of wire communication services according to
> the definitions, they don't apply.

If anyone still cares, 18 USC 2510 defines the term, and it means a
phone company, not an ISP.  Enough already.

(On the other hand, telcos seem to provide services that block calls
from specified phone numbers, or that block calls with suppressed
calling line ID, and I don't recall seeing large numbers of telco
executives carried away in chains.  The law that Dean has been
selectively quoting is a law against wiretapping, and is written quite
narrowly so that's all it covers.)

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