1993-09-20 - Re: meaningless rumor

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From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
To: Brad Huntting <huntting@glarp.com>
Message Hash: 4a051a57108042bfa4d43f2b39a7daa5ec3ff8d448d968da88c362772c8a9057
Message ID: <9309201812.AA24475@toxicwaste.MEDIA.MIT.EDU>
Reply To: <199309201553.AA01896@misc.glarp.com>
UTC Datetime: 1993-09-20 18:16:13 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 20 Sep 93 11:16:13 PDT

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From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 93 11:16:13 PDT
To: Brad Huntting <huntting@glarp.com>
Subject: Re: meaningless rumor
In-Reply-To: <199309201553.AA01896@misc.glarp.com>
Message-ID: <9309201812.AA24475@toxicwaste.MEDIA.MIT.EDU>
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> Wait a minute.  Does ITAR actuall prohibit importing crypto _to_
> the US? I've never heard of it being used this way.

Most of the interpretation that I have heard, including an
interpretation from Jim Bidzos, say that crypto imports _INTO_ the US
are LEGAL, unless that piece of crypto was *illegally* exported from
the US first.

So, if A was illegally exported, you cannot import it and expect it to
be legal.  However, if it was developed outside the US, you can
legally bring it into the US, according to this interpretation.

David Sternlight has a different opinion.  (Which I'm sure he'd gladly
fill you mailbox explaining :-).


         Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, G MIT Media Laboratory
     Secretary, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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