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

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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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"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!
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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!
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What's next, tweeting the fire brigade?

@LocalFireDep My house is on fire LOL #yolo
 

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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!
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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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What's next, tweeting the fire brigade?

@LocalFireDep My house is on fire LOL #yolo
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Now THAT was funny!

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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
Funny you say that. I remember reading this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20754978
 

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I think you're onto something.
This made my night! Hahahah. xD
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lol europe is full of old traditionalists that don't understand tech. not saying american regulators are much better. but europe just makes me lol with a lot of this stuff
 

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On a more sinister note...this sounds like France is actually trying to piss off MS again by proxy of subsidiary.

Love the Twitter the local fire department joke though.

PS: What about Google and Google Voice again?
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Oh wait...EU is still sore about MS and not having the balls to actually educate consumers about alternative software.
 
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