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Re: QUERY: SCA video?

Poster: Thomas Hudson <hudson@cs.unc.edu>

Alanna writes:

> In addition, this was posted to another list recently:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------   
> Legal notice:
>    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), and collateral Code of
>    Federal Regulations (47 CFR 64.1200) define an unsolicited advertisement sent
>    via FAX as the equivalent same sent by E-Mail.  To wit:
>    If your computer has
>    * a modem connected to a regular telephone line, and
>    * a printer connected to that computer,
>    unsolicited advertising sent via e-mail to that equipment is considered (by
>    definition of law) as sent to a FAX.  The TCPA allows a private right of
>    action against the sender of such unsolicted advertising.  The recipient can
>    sue for $500, or actual damages (whichever is greater).
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> If you really dislike getting unsolicited mail of this sort and want to
> discourage the sender, post the above notice back to him and ask to be
> removed from his mailing list.

We're straying far from the Merry Rose, but this information isn't necessarily
correct.  Counsel in various states have stated that it doesn't clearly apply.

Giovan Donato Falconieri, NOT himself in any way legally competent
// hudson@cs.unc.edu

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