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Wiretaps on the way! FCC sets vague Net-deadline of early 2007

Wiretaps on the way! FCC sets vague Net-deadline of early 2007
Wiretaps on the way! FCC sets vague Net-deadline of early 2007



Text of the order:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-153A1.pdf 

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http://beta.news.com.com/2100-7352_3-5883032.html 

By Declan McCullagh and Anne Broache
Staff Writers, CNET News.com
Published: September 26, 2005, 2:05 PM PDT

Broadband providers and Internet phone services have until spring 2007 
to follow a new and complex set of rules designed to make it easier for 
police to seek wiretaps, federal regulators have ruled.

It's clear from the Federal Communications Commission's 59-page 
decision, released late Friday evening, that any voice over Internet 
Protocol, or VoIP, provider linking with the public telephone network 
must be wiretap-ready. That list would include companies such as Vonage, 
SkypeOut and Packet 8.

But what remains uncertain is what the Communications Assistance for Law 
Enforcement Act (CALEA) ruling means for companies, universities, 
nonprofits--and even individuals offering wireless or other forms of 
Internet access.

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