: > Actually, in a way, it is a joke - because it's a seriously
: > misinterpreted and incorrect statement of the "situation" by
: > uneducated and rather ignorant source, and no such thing was
: > passed. Try going back and asking the OP for the bill numbes
: > such; or even research it on google.
: >Don't believe everything you read.
: Especially from ignorant people on Usenet....<g>
: "Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to
: telecommunications or other types of communications that are
: transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without
: his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or
: person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under
: or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
: SEC. 113. PREVENTING CYBERSTALKING.
: (a) In General- Paragraph (1) of section 223(h) of the
: of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 223(h)(1)) is amended--
: (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking `and' at the end;
: (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and
: and'; and
: (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
: `(C) in the case of subparagraph (C) of subsection (a)(1),
: device or software that can be used to originate
: other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or
in part, by
: the Internet (as such term is defined in section 1104 of the
: Freedom Act (47 U.S.C. 151 note)).'.
: (b) Rule of Construction- This section and the amendment made
: section may not be construed to affect the meaning given the
: `telecommunications device' in section 223(h)(1) of the
: of 1934, as in effect before the date of the enactment of this
LOL! Absolutely, "Especially from ignorant people on
Usenet....<g>" but I'd have left out the "ignorant" part.
I ass-u-me you're familiar with the CFRs et al, apparently, or at
least peripherally so. Your post is an excellent example of why
one cannot take most ANY paragraph and expect to have it read by
others for exactly what it means. Back in a previous life I was
a compliance eng and as such at that time was managing a
compliance lab so I managed to get pretty familiar with
interpreting them, AND then working with Bill Von Alven to see
what some of them REALLY meant! That's not a name-drop: If the
name's meaningful to you without looking it up, then we're
bretherin of a sort.