1996-12-26 - Re: Reflections on the Bernstein ruling

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From: Carl Johnson <toto@sk.sympatico.ca>
To: jim bell <jimbell@pacifier.com>
Message Hash: c115e9226170efa5b6ad10f80ab8ddbd4d2a50f0025d2492ac74c072059f13b2
Message ID: <32C27B88.558@sk.sympatico.ca>
Reply To: <199612260525.VAA20766@mail.pacifier.com>
UTC Datetime: 1996-12-26 11:22:47 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 03:22:47 -0800 (PST)

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From: Carl Johnson <toto@sk.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 03:22:47 -0800 (PST)
To: jim bell <jimbell@pacifier.com>
Subject: Re: Reflections on the Bernstein ruling
In-Reply-To: <199612260525.VAA20766@mail.pacifier.com>
Message-ID: <32C27B88.558@sk.sympatico.ca>
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jim bell wrote:
> However, if being "on the Internet" is automatically presumed to be an
> export, why can't we program using remote-control editors which might,
> someday, be available on the Internet? 

  If I wanted to export an unexportable program, I would put it on my
as 'happyface.zip', and then make sure that god-and-everybody spread the
that it was available under that title.
  I don't believe there is a prosecutor alive that can convince a jury
of twelve
mostly non-technically oriented people that someone should be put in
prison for
not knowing the content of every single non-text file on their machine.