1994-08-09 - Digital Telephony Act

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From: koontzd@lrcs.loral.com (David Koontz )
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-09 19:10:56 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 9 Aug 94 12:10:56 PDT

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From: koontzd@lrcs.loral.com (David Koontz )
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 94 12:10:56 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Digital Telephony Act
Message-ID: <9408091909.AA15015@io.lrcs.loral.com>
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Whats going to happen when direct satellite phone service becomes a
reality ( as in the joint Loral/Qualcomm effort ) ?

When one notes that it is difficult to impossible to prevent service
stealing in the cellular environment, how will it be prevented in
direct broadcast?

It might not be possible to detect unauthorized encryption schemes
without direct monitoring.  

Do the Feds think this is can be won?