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Re: Spam the Sign!
On Wed, 22 Nov 1995, Frank Stuart wrote:
> >[regarding suggestion that netscape give mit or someone a 128 bit version
> >to place on an ftp server]
> >This is not an apology for the the ITAR, just my usual lawyerly overcaution:
> >Suppose A gives B a program that is export controlled, intending for B to
> >allow it to be exported. Has A conspired with B to export the program?
> >Let's ask the grand jury investigating Phil....
> That's a possible problem, I suppose, but wouldn't you be protected if
> your license agreement with MIT (or whoever) specified redistribution
> "for domestic use only"?
"protected"? No. "Helped"? Yes. The government can argue to the jury
that the agreement was a sham and you knew it....
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