[FoRK] Re: I wouldn't have bet on this... TiVO gets nod.
Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK)
fork at ianbell.com
Wed Aug 4 19:50:15 PDT 2004
That's not entirely the correct interpretation of the law.
The ruling asks for CALEA for any VoIP service which substantially
replaces a primary line service. Exceptions would include services
like Skype and FWD. Though this is a dangerous releasing of the genie
from the bottle, I suppose.
On 4-Aug-04, at 7:35 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:
> And then, just when you think the clue train is slowly pulling away
> from the station:
> FCC Rules VoIP Must Be Tappable
> The Internet
> United States
> Posted by timothy on Wednesday August 04, @06:51PM
> from the that-brother-keeps-growing-bigger dept.
> pengie2 writes "The FCC has unanimously approved the U.S. Justice
> Department's bid to expand CALEA to broadband and VoIP networks,
> according to reports from SecurityFocus and News.com. This means,
> following a mandatory public comment period, service providers will
> have to wire their networks for easy law enforcement surveillance, the
> way phone companies do now. The feds have wanted this for a long
> time." Ebon Praetor adds a link to Reuters' version, writing "In
> addition, the FCC has decided that the push-to-talk, or walkie-talkie,
> functions available on phones from Nextel should also be subject to
> the same tapping regulations that regular phones are."
> Que es mas macho?
> Legislating morality, or legislating technology?
> No sé.
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