1996-09-23 - Re: (Fwd) Australian “ITAR” regulations

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From: Matthew Gream <matt@lust.bio.uts.edu.au>
To: cjh@osa.com.au
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Message ID: <199609230619.QAA16932@lust.bio.uts.edu.au>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-09-23 09:05:58 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 17:05:58 +0800

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From: Matthew Gream <matt@lust.bio.uts.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 17:05:58 +0800
To: cjh@osa.com.au
Subject: Re: (Fwd) Australian "ITAR" regulations
In-Reply-To: <199609230132.LAA08960@rosella.osa.com.au>
Message-ID: <199609230619.QAA16932@lust.bio.uts.edu.au>
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Hi there,

> An anonymous opinion from inside the Defence Dept holds that electronic
> bits on a wire do not constitute goods, and as a result if you ship
> electronically, you are not subject to the regulations.  If you ship a
> CD or floppy or other physical media containing software, you violate the
> regulations.

Watch out for those anonymous opinions; I received exactly the opposite
opinion when I spoke to the Defence Signals Directorate about the issue
(back in 1994) -- after specifically asking about a few hypothetical
cases. Of course, either opinion may be correct, which is the real

> I'll add this to the SSLeay legality FAQ - standard disclaimers apply
> of course, obtain professional legal advice before exporting SSLeay.

Definitely ... what a pain, however :-(.

Best of luck!

Matthew Gream -- matt@lust.bio.uts.edu.au.