When that court announced its decision last September, ApolloMedia President Clinton Fein told the Associated Press he was pleased that "it is constitutionally protected to send indecent communications with an intent to annoy." However, he and ApolloMedia argued that the wording of the law should not include "indecent" material if the government does not plan to enforce that clause. Fein also told The Wall Street Journal that the law, originally developed to restrict harassing telephone calls, was inappropriately applied to e-mail, which is less disruptive to the recipient than a ringing telephone. He argues that the lack of case law regarding online communications should not prompt judges to apply laws regulating older technologies to the Internet.
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