Press release: "On September 22, 2006, the President signed the United States' instrument of ratification for the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime. Today, the United States became a party to the Convention upon deposit of the instrument of ratification at the headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. The Convention will enter into force for the United States on January 1, 2007. The Convention entered into force on July 1, 2004. As of September 27, 2006, there were 43 Signatories and 15 Parties to the Convention."