Yes, FCC Part68 only mention about Telephone connected fax.
There was no legal requirement before junk fax has become popular in G3 fax.
Can you imagine that ifax users get many printed SPAM mail and junk fax
which cost some cents per page.
User will ask to stop printing such useless junk fax.
Sending date/stamping header may prevent junk IFAX.
So supporting Part68 for ifax is very important not only for user but also
Some T.37 fax machine supports fax date/stamping header same header as of
I am proposing T.37 Terminal Mode which mandates date/stamping, in IETF.
At 15:20 01/02/04 -0500, Wagner,William wrote:
>Many thanks for this input. I think this raises a very important question
>for IPP-FAX. The PART 68 requirement is very specific to Telephone facsimile
>machines, and applicability to Internet facsimile is not obvious. Indeed,
>PART 68 is only applicable to telephone communications and interface.
>So far as I can see, T.37 has no mention of date/stamping, other than a
>requirement that offramp gateways "Ensure that local legal requirements
>relating to facsimile transmissions are met". This again applies to
>Have any date/stamping practices been established for T.37 implementations
>in anticipation of legal requirements being set?
>From: MAEDA toru [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 10:03 PM
>Subject: IFX> Legal Requirements on Clasic fax
>Attached is the legal requirements on classic fax in FCC68,
>during the discussion at Maui meeting.
>[Code of Federal Regulations]
>[Title 47, Volume 3, Parts 40 to 69]
>[Revised as of October 1, 1998]
> From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
> CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION--(CONTINUED)
>PART 68--CONNECTION OF TERMINAL EQUIPMENT TO THE TELEPHONE NETWORK--Table
> Subpart D--Conditions for Registration
>Sec. 68.318 Additional limitations.
> (d) Telephone facsimile machines; Identification of the sender of
>the message. It shall be unlawful for any person within the United
>States to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message
>via a telephone facsimile machine unless such message clearly contains,
>in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the
>first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and an
>identification of the business, other entity, or individual sending the
>message and the telephone number of the sending machine or of such
>business, other entity, or individual. Telephone facsimile machines
>manufactured on and after December 20, 1992, must clearly mark such
>identifying information on each transmitted message.
>MIE Development Div. 2
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