5th Circ. Paves Way For Form Of Caller ID 'Spoofing'

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 4:10 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit has ruled that a Mississippi law that outlaws all forms of caller ID spoofing is preempted by a less restrictive federal law that allows the use of the tactic in instances that are not intended to cause harm.

A three-judge panel on Dec. 10 shot down the state's Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act, which prohibits spoofing done both with intent to harm as well as with intent to deceive or mislead the recipient, on the grounds that the state statute “upsets” Congress' intention in...
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