ISP CALEA compliance

William Allen Simpson william.allen.simpson at
Fri May 11 14:52:21 UTC 2007

David Lesher wrote:
> Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:
>> You work so hard to defend people that exploit children? Interesting. We are 
>> talking LEA here and not the latest in piracy law suits. The #1 request from a 
>> LEA in my experience concerns child exploitation.
That's nonsense, or his (press secretary's) experience consists of watching
/Law & Order/ and /Without a Trace/.

No official statistics backs that up.  Where in the world does he operate?

> I think you'll find most intercept orders are drug cases. 
So I've heard, but my experience was the Ashcroft 'net p0rn crackdown.
What a waste of time and resources for a perfectly legal activity!

Of course, CALEA (and PATRIOT) were supposed to be about tracking
terrorists, not common criminals.  That was never the real purpose; it was
just a wish list.

Also, with so many college students, we *are* talking about piracy lawsuits.
But that's civil law, not CALEA or PATRIOT.  Hopefully, they haven't tried
to expand into that, too?

> And no matter what, we still have a Constitution....sort of...
> Which brings up my point.... be sure and let your Hill Critters
> know what shit you are going though 
Thanks!  I said that a bit more politely, but it should be emphasized:
report each and every request to your Congress critters.  Remind them how
much it's costing business, and an utter waste of effort.

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