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Appeals court upholds challenge to anti-spoofing law

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has sided with a New Jersey company that challenged Mississippi’s “anti-spoofing” law.

Mississippi enacted the law 2010. Other states and Congress have since enacted similar laws.

Backers of the laws say caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it cheap and easy to change the name and number that phone call recipients see on caller ID.

A spoofing service provider, TelTech Systems, challenged the Mississippi law in 2010. A federal judge in Mississippi sided with the company a year later.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling this week.

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  1. It would be good reporting if you told us why the court upheld the challenge!

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