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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 02 Sep 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 245 : "text" format

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TCPA Tracker – August 2021
FCC Adopts Rules For Private Entities To Report Robocall Violations
That Linux lawsuit: 20 years later, SCO vs IBM may finally be ending

Message-ID: <9bdabbc9-8e5e-57e0-239e-cb86ec81c48d@gmail.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 18:21:15 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: TCPA Tracker - August 2021 by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP FCC Opens Proceeding to Determine if VoIP Providers Should Have Additional Anti-Robocall Obligations On August 6, 2021, the FCC adopted a "Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" - https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-94A1.pdf to consider additional anti-robocall requirements for interconnected VoIP provider that seek direct access to telephone numbers. Among the changes, the FCC proposes to require interconnected VoIP provider seeking access to numbers to "certify that it will use numbering resources lawfully; will not encourage nor assist and facilitate illegal robocalls, illegal spoofing, or fraud; and will take reasonable steps to cease origination, termination, and/or transmission of illegal robocalls once discovered. "Comments on this proposal will be due 30 days after publication of the FNPRM in the/Federal Register/." https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1105652/tcpa-tracker--august-2021?email_access=on
Message-ID: <PH0PR19MB4907916A8CDDC2F9E38D1013E5CC9@PH0PR19MB4907.namprd19.prod.outlook.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 18:13:35 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FCC Adopts Rules For Private Entities To Report Robocall Violations By Christine M. Reilly and A. Paul Heeringa The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has adopted new rules to implement thePallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act <https://www.manatt.com/insights/newsletters/tcpa-connect/traced-act-set-for-enactment>, providing guidance on how "private entities" can report robocall violations. While the Commission has a well-established process for consumers to submit complaints about unwanted and suspected illegal robocalls and spoofed calls (primarily via the FCC's website)=E2=80=94and a process in place for obtaining information from certain public entities=E2=80=94no formal mechanism previously existed for private entities to share such information. The new rules are designed to address this shortfall. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1105206/fcc-adopts-rules-for-private-entities-to-report-robocall-violations?email_access=on
Message-ID: <PH0PR19MB49074D9A944F971E87F76853E5CC9@PH0PR19MB4907.namprd19.prod.outlook.com> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 17:44:40 -0400 From: Bill Horne <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: That Linux lawsuit: 20 years later, SCO vs IBM may finally be ending The SCO vs. IBM lawsuit that was once seen as an existential threat to Linux became a bad legal joke. Now the suit may finally be put to rest. Well, some of it anyway. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols Today, many Linux users would be shocked to know that there was once a lawsuit aimed squarely at Linux's heart: Its intellectual property. Some people at the time even thought SCO's lawsuit against IBM might end Linux. They were wrong. But, for years the case dragged its way through the courts. Now, one part of that case may really and truly be disappearing. https://www.zdnet.com/article/after-almost-20-years-the-sco-vs-ibm-lawsuit-may-finally-be-ending/

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