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Re: Anguilla Cypherpunks Meeting

On Fri, 13 Oct 1995, Michael Froomkin wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Oct 1995, Vincent Cate wrote:
> > If while you are outside the USA you want to write some software that uses
> > encryption and sell it worldwide, let me know.  I could put you up while
> > you wrote it and my company could sell it for share of the selling price. 
> > Let me know what you are thinking of and how long you think it would take. 
> Of course if you are a US person (citizen or green card holder) this is 
> just as much a violation of the ITAR than if you did it from inside the US...
> A. Michael Froomkin        | +1 (305) 284-4285; +1 (305) 284-6506 (fax)
> Associate Professor of Law | 

Yes, I am still a US citizen, so far. 

The corporation I work for is a legal entity of Anguilla.  I would not
personally be selling it, the corporation would.  Do you think that is ok? 

What if I had a couple Anguillian friends form a corporation for this
purpose (buying encryption software written in Anguilla and selling it
internationally)?  No trouble yet, right?  What if the people who come and
write it are US citizens?  

I don't see how US law can cover corporations in other countries.

PS - it is good to CC me (as you did) as I only get cypherpunks-lite, and
so may not see a message, or it may be delayed. 


  --  Vince