Re: Campus Fax Finder

> Currently there is no law that says (where I live) that I cannot

>> program a computer to call numbers looking for fax machines. > I am not a lawyer, but I believe what you propose to do IS indeed > against federal law. It absolutely is against the law to call certain > restricted numbers or a line under monitor without legitimate purpose > (and a review of your call out log would show that it wasn't > legitimate).

I believe the It shall be unlawful for any person within the United States, or any person outside the United States if the recipient is within the United States (A) to make any call (other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with the prior express consent of the called party) using any automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice:

(i) to any emergency telephone line (including any '911' line and any emergency line of a hospital, medical physician or service office, health care facility, poison control center, or fire protection or law enforcement agency);

(ii) to the telephone line of any guest room or patient room of a hospital, health care facility, elderly home, or similar establishment; or

(iii) to any telephone number assigned to a paging service, cellular telephone service, specialized mobile radio service, or other radio common carrier service, or any service for which the called party is charged for the call;

(B) to initiate any telephone call to any residential telephone line using an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver a message without the prior express consent of the called party, unless the call is initiated for emergency purposes or is exempted by rule or order by the Commission under paragraph (2)(B);

(C) to use any telephone facsimile machine, computer, or other device to send an unsolicited advertisement to a telephone facsimile machine; or

(D) to use an automatic telephone dialing system in such a way that two or more telephone lines of a multi-line business are engaged simultaneously.

I wish the junk-fax law were enforced. My office gets a junk fax about once a day, apparently from a single company masquerading as dozens of companies.

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