1995-07-14 - Re: Encryption and ITAR

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From: stewarts@ix.netcom.com (Bill Stewart)
To: “It’s supposed to crash like that.” <cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 36dd719976801a4aa226c72d2c90e13dbb042219a661db096e02aced04dbc132
Message ID: <199507140645.XAA12031@ix4.ix.netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1995-07-14 06:47:07 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 13 Jul 95 23:47:07 PDT

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From: stewarts@ix.netcom.com (Bill Stewart)
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 95 23:47:07 PDT
To: "It's supposed to crash like that." <cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Encryption and ITAR
Message-ID: <199507140645.XAA12031@ix4.ix.netcom.com>
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At 05:30 PM 7/13/95 EST, It's supposed to crash like that. wrote:
>Anyone know how far ITAR reaches?  Is there a list of programs that are illegal
>to take from america anywhere else?  My company does a LOT of buisness (80%)
>outside the US, and I wonder if they are maybe pissing off the NSA or somthing
>with some software they take with them.  (a DES encrypter, and some other
>encryption stuff)

It's the other way around.  Anything that does encryption that they _haven't_
explicitly given you permission to export, or that isn't subject to subtle
and arguable interpretations of the law (or blatantly obvious interpretations
of the First Amendment) is verboten.  So buy your crypto stuff overseas,
and import it, and write letters to your COngresscritters about how annoyed
you are that you have to do this.  Might as well send them a bill for the extra
expenses you've had to incur; they won't pay it, of course, but it should 
amuse some of the Republicans....
#                                Thanks;  Bill
# Bill Stewart, Freelance Information Architect, stewarts@ix.netcom.com