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Re: NSA, ITAR, NCSA and plug-in hooks.
On Tue, 14 Nov 1995 14:49:23 -0500 (EST), you wrote:
>On Tue, 14 Nov 1995, Jeff Barber wrote:
>> [email protected] writes:
>> Does anyone know the ostensible justification for this? What section of
>> the ITARs do they point to when they say "this is illegal"? I've perused
>> an online copy of ITAR (no, I haven't read all of it -- I have other
>> things I want to do this year :-), but I can't find a section that could
>> be construed to support this contention.
> I scanned through the ITAR, and I agree that there doesn't seem to be
>anything about hooks that are illegal, but the NSA does have the
>authority to protect whatever threatens national security. If they are
>over-stepping their bounds who is going to push it to court to find out,
>as that is where the decision would have to be made (very expensive).
> Take care and have fun.
The ITAR talks about crypto components, the government is interpreting
this as software that allows plug-in encryption.
PGP public key is available from my Home Page.
All opinions expressed above are mine.
"I understand by 'freedom of Spirit' something quite definite -
the unconditional will to say No, where it is dangerous to say