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A stored wire communication is a wire communication which is stored in a computer storage device. Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act:

[s]tored wire communications are subject to different treatment than stored electronic communications. Generally, a search warrant, rather than a court order, is required to obtain access to the contents of a stored electronic communication. See 18 U.S.C. §2703(a). But, compliance with the more stringent requirements of §2518, including obtaining a court order, is necessary to obtain access to a stored wire communication, because § 2703 expressly applies only to stored electronic communications, and not stored wire communications.[1]

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  1. Steve Jackson Games, Inc. v. United States Secret Serv., 36 F.3d 457, 462 n.7 (5th Cir. 1994) (emphasis in original).

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