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French regulators have said Skype could face prosecution for failing to register as an “electronic communications operator” with France’s telecom regulator. The agency, known by its French acronym ARCEP, wrote in an English-language statement on Tuesday that “failure to comply with this obligation does, however, constitute a criminal offense.”

Being an operator that provides telecom services to the public “also implies compliance with certain obligations, which include the routing of emergency calls and implementing the means required to perform legally ordered [wiretap] interceptions," according to ARCEP.

In its statement, ARCEP said it had requested that Skype go through this process “several times,” and the company has apparently failed to comply.

Ars reached out to Microsoft (Skype’s parent company), to current and former Skype employees, and to ARCEP but did not receive an immediate reply.

France says Skype could face prosecution for failure to register as a telecom


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Whenever anything bad comes up, France is first to implement it, or litigate about it, see three strikes laws and others that I can't name off the top of my head.


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Google has Google Voice. Do they have to comply by this as well?

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“also implies compliance with certain obligations, which include the routing of emergency calls"

What? If I'm being burgled I don't think the most effective way of getting some police round is to skipe them! doh.gif

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“also implies compliance with certain obligations, which include the routing of emergency calls"

What? If I'm being burgled I don't think the most effective way of getting some police round is to skipe them! doh.gif

 

What's next, tweeting the fire brigade?

 

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“also implies compliance with certain obligations, which include the routing of emergency calls"

What? If I'm being burgled I don't think the most effective way of getting some police round is to skipe them! doh.gif

 

What's next, tweeting the fire brigade?

 

@LocalFireDep My house is on fire LOL #yolo

I think you're onto something.


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Whenever anything bad comes up, France is first to implement it, or litigate about it, see three strikes laws and others that I can't name off the top of my head.

France has gotten thorny after all those years of being an empire.

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The French are the only one who didn't see this kind of thing coming when they elected Hollande.
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