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House Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 1:55:35 to 1:59:15
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Rick Boucher

1:55:32 to 1:55:53( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: 264, h.r. 1258, a bill to amend the communications act of 1934 to prohibit manipulation of caller identification information, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from virginia, mr. boucher, and the gentleman from florida, mr. stearns, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia. mr. boucher: madam speaker, i

Rick Boucher

1:55:35 to 1:59:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rick Boucher

Rick Boucher

1:55:54 to 1:56:15( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on the legislation currently under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. boucher: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boucher: today the house considers h.r. 1258, the truth

Rick Boucher

1:56:16 to 1:56:36( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: in caller i.d. act. this measure was introduced by our colleagues, mr. engel and by mr. barton, the ranking member of our committee on energy and commerce. it would direct the federal communications commission to prohibit caller i.d. spoofing through which a caller falsifies

Rick Boucher

1:56:37 to 1:56:59( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: the original caller i.d. information during the transmission of a call with the intent to defraud or to deceive. typically caller i.d. spoofing involves a caller changing the number that would show on the call recipient's caller i.d. when that call is received. spoofing has been possible for a

Rick Boucher

1:57:00 to 1:57:21( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: number of years, but it has generally required very expensive equipment in order to change the outgoing call information. but with the growth of voice over i.p. telephoning, spoofing has become easier and less expensive and the number of websites now are offering

Rick Boucher

1:57:22 to 1:57:44( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: spoofing services, so its prevalence, unfortunately, is growing. and that growth and the volume of spoofing makes necessary legislation under consideration presently. the proliferation of spoofing technologies and services means that those who want to deceive others by manipulating caller i.d. can now do so with relative ease.

Rick Boucher

1:57:45 to 1:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: spoofing threatens a number of existing business applications, including credit card verification and automatic call routing because these systems rely on the telephone number as identified by the caller i.d. system as one piece of verification and authentication information. at other times, however,

Rick Boucher

1:58:07 to 1:58:28( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: spoofing may be used to protect individuals. i would note an example of domestic violence shelters that sometimes use spoofing to mask the identity of the caller in order to protect that caller's safety. by prohibiting the use of caller i.d. spoofing only where the

Rick Boucher

1:58:29 to 1:58:49( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: intent is to defraud or deceive, this will continue to allow those legitimate uses. in the domestic violence shelter situation, there is no intent to cause harm which is an element of the crime of deception. therefore using caller i.d. spoofing to protect the location of a victim of domestic violence

Rick Boucher

1:58:50 to 1:59:11( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: is not deexceptive and would be allowed under the provisions of the bill now under consideration. this measure on previous occasions, in fact in the two previous congresses has been approved in the house on the suspension calendar and a similar measure in this conversation has been approved by the senate.

Rick Boucher

1:59:12 to 1:59:15( Edit History Discussion )

Rick Boucher: i look forward to advancing this legislation today and i want to

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