S. 314 and existing situation
slowdog at wookie.net
Thu Feb 9 11:01:54 PST 1995
On Thu, 9 Feb 1995, Thomas Grant Edwards wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Feb 1995, Richard F. Dutcher wrote:
> > Gee, fellas, looking over this bill, *most* of what's going on is
> > just porting existing telephone law over to cybercomm. Given the
> > existence of 900-sex-talk, the phone companies are clearly not being
> > held responsible for content.
> Doesn't the common carrier status of RBOCs give them protection from
Hard to tell from this bill what the deal is on this. Common carriers
aren;t completely immune from prosecution or lawsuit or whatnot to begin
with. But in addition, S.314 introduces "transmit or otherwise make
available" into the language of the law. Which makes the -carrier- of the
"offending" information responsible.
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