New Florida law makes it a crime to change caller ID

On October 1st, it became a crime to change your caller ID information in Florida. If you change the name and number that appears on your caller ID, you could be charged with a first degree misdemeanor punishable for up to 1 year in jail.

Two companies have sued the State of Florida in federal court and claim the law violated first amendment free speech rights. TelTech and Wonderland Rentals sell a calling card that enables the caller to change the caller ID. The companies have around 50,000 clients.

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