The term “assistance” means the provision of, or the provision of access to, information (including communication contents, communications records, or other information relating to a customer or communication), facilities, or another form of assistance.
(2) Civil action
The term “civil action” includes a covered civil action.
(3) Congressional intelligence committees
The term “congressional intelligence committees” means—
(A)the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and
(B)the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.
The term “contents” has the meaning given that term in section
1801(n) of this title.
(5) Covered civil action
The term “covered civil action” means a civil action filed in a Federal or State court that—
(A)alleges that an electronic communication service provider furnished assistance to an element of the intelligence community; and
(B)seeks monetary or other relief from the electronic communication service provider related to the provision of such assistance.
(6) Electronic communication service provider
The term “electronic communication service provider” means—
(A)a telecommunications carrier, as that term is defined in section
153 of title
(B)a provider of electronic communication service, as that term is defined in section
2510 of title
(C)a provider of a remote computing service, as that term is defined in section
2711 of title
(D)any other communication service provider who has access to wire or electronic communications either as such communications are transmitted or as such communications are stored;
(E)a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, successor, or assignee of an entity described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D); or
(F)an officer, employee, or agent of an entity described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E).
(7) Intelligence community
The term “intelligence community” has the meaning given the term in section
3003(4) of this title.
The term “person” means—
(A)an electronic communication service provider; or
(B)a landlord, custodian, or other person who may be authorized or required to furnish assistance pursuant to—
(i)an order of the court established under section
1803(a) of this title directing such assistance;
(iii)a directive under section
1805b(e), as added by section 2 of the Protect America Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–55), or 1881a(h) of this title.
The term “State” means any State, political subdivision of a State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and any territory or possession of the United States, and includes any officer, public utility commission, or other body authorized to regulate an electronic communication service provider.
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