website statistics

Ethiopian authority said, the bill is aimed to discourage illegal use of VoIP services, not PC-to-PC or PC-to-Phone VoIP services like Skype, Google Voice or likes.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

Last week, the news about a new legislation banning use of Skype or other PC-to-PC VoIP services in Ethiopia caught the eyes of the media. The main reason was the draconian punishments associated with use of Skype or similar services in the country – people have to rot in jail for 15 years. The head of Communication Affairs of Ethiopian Government has published a new statement clarifying the issue. They said that the bill is aimed to discourage illegal use of commercial VoIP services, not PC-to-PC or PC-to-Phone VoIP services like Skype, Google Voice or likes.


Law, Image Credit: Wikimedia

Shimelis Kemal, deputy head of the Communication Affairs office, explained, “We have not adopted a legislation that prevents people from using internet. You can Skype as much as you want.” He also added, “Internet-based voice service has been allowed. But the main objectives of the law is just preventing illegal activities that hinder the telecommunication service and controlling any cheating.”

He mainly focuses out that the draft bill can reduce illegal use of internet phone where some people wants to make international call with domestic charge. According to the draft, if anyone gets caught using illegal VoIP services he/she will be punished for up to 15 years in prison.

Source: The Reporter Ethiopia

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Drobo Mini: Fastest Portable Storage With USB 3.0 Connectivity

First Mass-Market Electric Sedans From Tesla Debuts
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On June 25, 2012(3 years, 11 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

If you're still struggling to take selfie on iPhone then check it out to know how to take photos from far using iPhone's headset as a remote.
Even if your iPhone is locked, people can reply from the lock screen. Check out, how to turn off the quick reply message from locked screen.
Have you forgot Apple ID password or having trouble signing in? Check out this tutorial to reset the password.
Even if iPhone is muted, still Siri's voice is loudly chime. Now you can change the setting to silence Siri using your iPhone's mute switch.
Check out how to teach Siri about nicknames and relationships of the important people in your life in order to make your life easier.
Has your iPhone suddenly turned black & white? Check out this tutorial to know possible reasons & how to fix iPhone screen with few taps.
Check out this tutorial to download FREE movies and TV Shows streaming Showbox app and install it on your Android smartphone or tablet.
Parental Controls allows you to put restrictions on apps or content that can or can not be used by anyone else on your Apple iPhone or iPad.
If you want to print from iPhone without using any computer, check this out to connect and print wirelessly right from the Apple device.
Using Siri, anyone can bypass the Passcode even if iPhone or iPad is locked. Check out this to know how you can disable Siri on lock screen.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook