Re: Jail Time For Using CU-SeeMe?

Luc Volders (luc@box.nl)
Wed, 3 Jan 1996 16:51:44 +0100


David 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!

At this time not so much a CU problem.
More a problem for Internet Phone users.......

Regards,
Luc

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