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ACTION-40: Phones and scope

From: Hallam-Baker, Phillip <pbaker@verisign.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 06:44:34 -0800
Message-ID: <198A730C2044DE4A96749D13E167AD370105A119@MOU1WNEXMB04.vcorp.ad.vrsn.com>
To: "W3 Work Group" <public-wsc-wg@w3.org>
Out of scope:
 
Communications that are initiated by means of a telephone number including telephone calls and SMS messages regardless of whether Internet Protocol and/or Web Services are employed as a transport mechanism
 
 
Rationale:
 
While attacks against both the legacy telephone system and VOIP are increasing the architecture and governance of the telephone network and Internet are very different. In particular any communication that is initiated by means of a telephone number is effectively regulated by one or more governments at a detailed level regardless of where it is made. Remediation methods such as interception or termination that are routinely used to control telephone based fraud are challenging in the unregulated Internet environment where accountability is poor and even the determining who the responsible party is represents a significant challenge, let alone getting them to act.
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