1996-12-30 - Re: Export proposal

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-30 16:57:22 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 08:57:22 -0800 (PST)

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 08:57:22 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Export proposal
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Huge Cajones Remailer wrote:
> > " Note to paragraphs (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this section: A printed
> > book or other printed material setting forth encryption source code
> > is not itself subject to the EAR (see Sec. 734.3(b)(2)). However,
> > notwithstanding Sec. 734.3(b)(2), encryption source code in
> > electronic form or media (e.g., computer diskette or CD ROM) remains
> > subject to the EAR (see Sec. 734.3(b)(3))."

> What this means is that the government is afraid that a ban on printed
> material would be considerably more difficult to uphold in court.
> It's far easier for them to argue that a floppy disk is a mechinism
> presenting a clear and present danger than it would be to argue the
> same for a book.

What about a fax?  That has to make things more complicated, yes?