Technology v. Oregon law: Appeals Court says phone must still audibly ring to harass

A recent Oregon Appeals Court ruling points to how new technology is outpacing language in some laws.

In this case, a phone still must ring – not buzz, vibrate or send a push notification — to fit into a 1987 law criminalizing telephonic harassment, a nuance the Oregon Legislature likely didn’t envision when writing the law based on cellphones that did nothing else but function as portable landlines.

Source: Technology v. Oregon law: Appeals Court says phone must still audibly ring to harass | OregonLive.com