18 U.S. Code § 2711 - Definitions for chapter

As used in this chapter—
(1) the terms defined in section 2510 of this title have, respectively, the definitions given such terms in that section;
(2) the term “remote computing service” means the provision to the public of computer storage or processing services by means of an electronic communications system;
(3) the term “court of competent jurisdiction” includes—
(A) any district court of the United States (including a magistrate judge of such a court) or any United States court of appeals that—
(i) has jurisdiction over the offense being investigated;
(ii) is in or for a district in which the provider of a wire or electronic communication service is located or in which the wire or electronic communications, records, or other information are stored; or
(iii) is acting on a request for foreign assistance pursuant to section 3512 of this title; or
(B) a court of general criminal jurisdiction of a State authorized by the law of that State to issue search warrants; and
(4) the term “governmental entity” means a department or agency of the United States or any State or political subdivision thereof.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 99–508, title II, § 201[(a)], Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1868, § 2710; renumbered § 2711,Pub. L. 100–618, § 2(a)(1),Nov. 5, 1988, 102 Stat. 3195; amended Pub. L. 107–56, title II, § 220(a)(2),Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 292; Pub. L. 109–177, title I, § 107(b)(2),Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 202; Pub. L. 111–79, § 2(2),Oct. 19, 2009, 123 Stat. 2086.)
Amendments

2009—Par. (3). Pub. L. 111–79substituted “includes—” and subpars. (A) and (B) for “has the meaning assigned by section 3127, and includes any Federal court within that definition, without geographic limitation; and”.
2006—Par. (4). Pub. L. 109–177added par. (4).
2001—Par. (3). Pub. L. 107–56added par. (3).
1988—Pub. L. 100–618renumbered section 2710 of this title as this section.

 

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