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Re: URGENT - What S.314 Would Do
On 7 Feb 1995, slowdog wrote:
> Whoever -
> (1) in the District of Columbia or in interstate or foreign
> communication by means of [telephone] telecommunications
> device -
> (A) [makes any comment, request, suggestion or proposal]
> makes, transmits, or otherwise makes available any comment,
> request, suggestions, proposal, image, or other communication]
> which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent;
Ding...Ding...Ding... We have a winner here. Goodbye binaries and sex groups.
Please note the "whoever" at the top of the paragraph. No "knowingly."
The question is: "Is obsene speech, protected speech? Does this negate
the first ammendment?
> (B) [makes a telephone call, whether or not conversation
> ensues, without disclosing his identity and with intent to
> annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person at the called
> number] makes a telephone call or utilizes a telecommunications
> device, whether or not conversation or communications ensues,
> without disclosing his identity with intent to annoy, abuse,
> threaten, or harass any person at the called number or who
> receives the communication;
Ding...Ding...Ding... We have another winner. Goodbye remailers. Probably
90% of remailer traffic violates this one. Well boys and girls we'd
better get lots more offshore...soon.