1993-09-20 - Re: meaningless rumor

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From: Matt Blaze <mab@crypto.com>
To: smb@research.att.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-09-20 13:06:05 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 20 Sep 93 06:06:05 PDT

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From: Matt Blaze <mab@crypto.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 93 06:06:05 PDT
To: smb@research.att.com
Subject: Re: meaningless rumor
In-Reply-To: <9309201128.AA29694@toad.com>
Message-ID: <9309201255.AA14286@crypto.com>
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>they may throw in charges of importing IDEA, though I doubt that they'd
>indict just on those grounds; in an era of key escrow, they'd certainly
>like a court to rule they had the power to exclude subversive foreign
>		--Steve Bellovin


Assuming that whoevever implemented PGP did not himself import the cipher, but
based the implementation on the EUROCRYPT '90 paper that was 'imported'
by Springer-Verlag, I don't understand what the basis would be for such a
charge.  Now an indictment against Springer for shipping the proceedings
(which contained C source code for IDEA) into the US - that would be