Definition[edit | edit source]

Electronic Communications Privacy Act[edit | edit source]

Wire communication is

any aural transfer made in whole or in part through the use of facilities for the transmission of communications by the aid of wire, cable, or other like connection between the point of origin and the point of reception (including the use of such connection in a switching station) furnished or operated by any person engaged in providing or operating such facilities for the transmission of interstate or foreign communications or communications affecting interstate or foreign commerce.[1]

Telecommunications[edit | edit source]

Wire communication is

the transmission of writing, signs, signals, pictures, and sounds of all kinds by aid of wire, cable, or other like connection between the points of origin and reception of such transmission, including all instrumentalities, facilities, apparatus, and services (among other things, the receipt, forwarding, and delivery of communications) incidental to such transmission.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 18 U.S.C. §2510(1).
  2. 47 U.S.C. §153(52).
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