1995-10-13 - Re: Anguilla Cypherpunks Meeting

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From: Vincent Cate <vince@offshore.com.ai>
To: Michael Froomkin <froomkin@law.miami.edu>
Message Hash: 7b07da7c1f149f36db965c2d29b1b14a773831f0f54eade20f7f430de1e3e1ca
Message ID: <Pine.3.89.9510131128.A6667-0100000@offshore.com.ai>
Reply To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951013102909.29537B-100000@viper.law.miami.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1995-10-13 15:22:48 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 08:22:48 PDT

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From: Vincent Cate <vince@offshore.com.ai>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 08:22:48 PDT
To: Michael Froomkin <froomkin@law.miami.edu>
Subject: Re: Anguilla Cypherpunks Meeting
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951013102909.29537B-100000@viper.law.miami.edu>
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On Fri, 13 Oct 1995, Michael Froomkin wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Oct 1995, Vincent Cate wrote:
> > If while you are outside the USA you want to write some software that uses
> > encryption and sell it worldwide, let me know.  I could put you up while
> > you wrote it and my company could sell it for share of the selling price. 
> > Let me know what you are thinking of and how long you think it would take. 
> Of course if you are a US person (citizen or green card holder) this is 
> just as much a violation of the ITAR than if you did it from inside the US...
> A. Michael Froomkin        | +1 (305) 284-4285; +1 (305) 284-6506 (fax)
> Associate Professor of Law | 

Yes, I am still a US citizen, so far. 

The corporation I work for is a legal entity of Anguilla.  I would not
personally be selling it, the corporation would.  Do you think that is ok? 

What if I had a couple Anguillian friends form a corporation for this
purpose (buying encryption software written in Anguilla and selling it
internationally)?  No trouble yet, right?  What if the people who come and
write it are US citizens?  

I don't see how US law can cover corporations in other countries.

PS - it is good to CC me (as you did) as I only get cypherpunks-lite, and
so may not see a message, or it may be delayed. 


  --  Vince