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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-508—OCT. 21, 1986

100 STAT. 1851

"(h) It shall not be unlawful under this chapter— "(i) to use a pen register or a trap and trace device (as those terms are defined for the purposes of chapter 206 (relating to Post, p. 1868. pen registers and trap and trace devices) of this title); or "(ii) for a provider of electronic communication service to record the fact that a wire or electronic communication was initiated or completed in order to protect such provider, another provider furnishing service toward the completion of the wire or electronic communication, or a user of that service, from fraudulent, unlawful or abusive use of such service.", (c) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—(1) Chapter 119 of title 18, United States Code, is amended— 18 USC 2510 et (A) in each of sections 2510(5), 2510(8), 2510(9)(b), 2510(11), and «^92511 through 2519 (except sections 2515, 2516(1) and 2518(10)), by striking out "wire or oral" each place it appears (including in any section heading) and inserting "wire, oral, or electronic" in lieu thereof; and (B) in section 2511(2)(b), by inserting "or electronic" after "wire". (2) The heading of chapter 119 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting "and electronic communications" after "wire". (3) The item relating to chapter 119 in the table of chapters at the beginning of part I of title 18 of the United States Cktde is amended by inserting "and electronic communications" after "Wire". (4) Section 2510(5)(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking out "communications common carrier" and inserting "provider of wire or electronic communication service" in lieu thereof. (5) Section 2511(2)(a)(i) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (A) by striking out "any communication common carrier" and inserting "a provider of wire or electronic communication service" in lieu thereof; (B) by striking out "of the carrier of such communication" and inserting "of the provider of that service" in lieu thereof; and (C) by striking out ": Provided, That said communication common carriers" and inserting ", except that a provider of wire communication service to the public" in lieu thereof. (6) Section 2511(2)(a)(ii) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (A) by striking out "communication common carriers" and inserting "providers of wire or electronic communication service" in lieu thereof; (B) by striking out "communication common carrier" each place it appears and inserting "provider of wire or electronic communication service" in lieu thereof; and (C) by striking out "if the common carrier" and inserting "if such provider" in lieu thereof. (7) Section 2512(2)(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (A) by striking out "a communications common carrier" the first place it appears and inserting "a provider of wire or electronic communication service" in lieu thereof; and (B) by striking out "a communications common carrier" the second place it appears and inserting "such a provider" in lieu thereof; and