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Re: Exporting software doesn't mean exporting (was: Re: lp ?)

Simon Spero writes:

: On Mon, 6 Nov 1995, Peter D. Junger wrote:
: > 
: > Don't blame this on my being a lawyer; blame it on some very sick
: > people in the Office of Defense Trade Controls and in the NSA.
: I think it's unfair to call the people at the ODTC and the NSA sick; 
: during the cold war, such restrictions did make some sense; in 
: particular, controlling the export of high-performance encryption 
: hardware does make it harder for other countries to deploy ubiquitous 
: strong encryption, particularly in the less developed countries, and 
: particulalry for chips that required exotic fabrication (the soviet union 
: never had really good mass-production facilities). 

The ones I was suggesting are sick are the ones who drafted the
definition of ``export'' and of ``technical data'' in the ITAR.  Would
you consider it more appropriate if I called them perverse?

Peter D. Junger--Case Western Reserve University Law School--Cleveland, OH
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