1996-12-30 - Re: New crypto regulations

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From: solman@MIT.EDU
To: m5@vail.tivoli.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-30 23:33:32 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 15:33:32 -0800 (PST)

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From: solman@MIT.EDU
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 15:33:32 -0800 (PST)
To: m5@vail.tivoli.com
Subject: Re: New crypto regulations
In-Reply-To: <32C7B497.8C2@tivoli.com>
Message-ID: <9612302333.AA21323@ua.MIT.EDU>
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|> Does anybody seriously believe that nbody writing these policies has
|> an understanding of OCR software?  An on-line form of code printed
|> in a book is just a quick trip to a scanner away.  They know that.

It has been stated, if not here then elsewhere, that the government intends
to update the recently released policy by also prohibiting the printing of
source code in special OCR fonts. If true, this would corroborate my
assertion as to the reason for the government's explicity exemption of
printed media.