CALEA options for small/midsize ISPs

Jay Ashworth jra at
Mon Jan 21 15:50:31 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jimmy Hess" <mysidia at>

> Forget about FCC civil penalties: the LEA may start arresting
> managers responsible for refusal, on the charges of obstruction, due
> to interfering with an investigation.
> People might talk about refusing to process a CALEA warrant.
> IF/when they do receive such a lawful order: I am almost positive
> they will respond in some way other than a refusal to attempt to
> comply.
> So that's probably why it's not likely we will hear of a refusal
> occuring, at least for a long time

Yes, "constructive" refusal is much harder to prove.

-- jra
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