1997-06-04 - Re: Profanity, PCS phones, and FCC

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-04 17:10:28 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 01:10:28 +0800

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 01:10:28 +0800
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
Subject: Re: Profanity, PCS phones, and FCC
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At 7:03 AM -0700 6/4/97, Ryan Anderson wrote:
>On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, Jeremey Barrett wrote:
>> Well I went and got a PCS phone (Ericsson), and was pilfering through the
>> manual, and came across this amusing text in the "Operating procedures"
>> section of the "Guidelines for Safe and Efficient Use":
>>    o Use of profane, indecent, or obscene language while using your
>>      phone.
>> Joy. More laws to break.
>I believe this has been true about your regular phone line for years as
>well.  It's unenforceable, and as a practical matter the FCC isn't going
>to care, *EVER* about it.

I notice that a *lot* of just such "unenforceable and they don't really
care" things got added to the laundry list of thought crimes in Jim Bell's

Lots of laws ensure that citizen-units are always guilty of something.

--Tim May

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