[rc5] Offence under US code Title 47, Sec 227(b) (1) (C)

Joe Eversole jeversol at mcsc.k12.in.us
Sun Oct 5 18:03:09 EDT 1997


At 02:50 PM 10/5/97 -0500, you wrote:

>attached herewith.  Junk Mail is now regarded as the same as unwanted
>and unsolicited junk faxes and telemarketing calls - all of which are
>now ILLEGAL under US federal law:
>
>     By US Code Title 47, Sec.227(a)(2)(B), a computer/modem/printer
>     meets the definition of a telephone fax machine. By Sec.227(b)
>     (1)(C), it is unlawful to send any unsolicited advertisement to
>     such equipment, punishable by action to recover actual monetary
>     loss, or $500, whichever is greater, for EACH violation.

Erm, I'd check with an attorney first. I did, and he said that e-mail did
not fall under 47 USC 227.
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Joe Eversole (jeversol at mcsc.k12.in.us) (Gamma at IRC)
Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation
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