Re: Jail Time For Using CU-SeeMe?

Ted Matsumura (
Wed, 3 Jan 1996 05:09:27 -0800 (PST)

Interesting, I would think vocaltec's Internet Phone which uses irc
channels would also be a way to upset that jurisdiction...

speaking of phones, I'm considering a full-duplex audio card. Anyone
have opinions on Gravus Ultrasound or Turtle Beach Tropez? Thanks.



On Tue, 2 Jan 1996 wrote:

> In the December '95 issue of Computer Telephony magazine it mentions that the
> Bahamas have passed a law prohibiting people in their jurisdiction from using
> international callback. International callback is a system designed to take
> advantage of the fact that it is cheaper in many instances to call from the
> U.S. to a foreign country than in the other direction. Violators of the law
> are subject to TWO YEARS IN JAIL.
> Since CU-SeeMe could provide another means of beating long distance charges
> (when they get the audio working for dial-up connections), it's probably only
> a matter of time before countries try to place restrictions on it as well. I
> wouldn't necessarily mind, though, spending two years in the Bahamas... as
> long as they would let me out of jail each day to go to the beach!