100 STAT. 1850
Post, p. 1860.
47 USC 553. 47 USC 605.
PUBLIC LAW 99-508—OCT. 21, 1986
-oi.t; t^ (A) by striking out "violation of this subparagraph by a «^' communication common carrier or an officer, employee, or agent thereof and inserting in lieu thereof "such disclosure"; (B) by striking out "the carrier" and inserting in lieu thereof "such person"; and (C) by striking out "an order or certification under this ti * subparagraph" and inserting in lieu thereof "a court order or certification under this chapter". (2) Section 2511(2)(d) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking out "or for the purpose of committing any other injurious act". (3) Section 2511(2)(f) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (A) by inserting "or chapter 121" after "this chapter"; and (B) by striking out "by the second place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ", or foreign intelligence activities conducted in accordance with otherwise applicable Federal law involving a foreign electronic communications system, utilizing". (4) Section 2511(2) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "(g) It shall not be unlawful under this chapter or chapter 121 of this title for any person— "(i) to intercept or access an electronic communication made through an electronic communication system that is configured so that such electronic communication is readily accessible to the general public; "(ii) to intercept any radio communication which is transmitted— -iu,i "^^^ ^y ^^y station for the use of the general public, or that relates to ships, aircraft, vehicles, or persons in ^Q-* distress; "(II) by any governmental, law enforcement, civil defense, private land mobile, or public safety communications system, including police and fire, readily accessible to the general public; "(III) by a station operating on an authorized frequency within the bands allocated to the amateur, citizens band, or general mobile radio services; or "(IV) by any marine or aeronautical communications system; "(iii) to engage in any conduct which— "(I) is prohibited by section 633 of the Communications Act of 1934; or "(II) is excepted from the application of section 705(a) of the Communications Act of 1934 by section 705(b) of that Act; . "(iv) to intercept any wire or electronic communication the p"'^ transmission of which is causing harmful interference to any lawfully operating station or consumer electronic equipment, to the extent necessary to identify the source of such interference; or "(v) for other users of the same frequency to intercept any radio communication made through a system that utilizes frequencies monitored by individuals engaged in the provision or the use of such system, if such communication is not scrambled or encrypted.