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Re: real life problems with ITAR (was Spam the Sign!)

In article <[email protected]>,  <[email protected]> wrote:
>Something that is puzzling me is how DigiCash is doing.  Their
>software I think is ITAR regulated (or would be if it were shipped
>from a US ftp site).  OK, so they get around it by shipping their
>software from Digicash, Bv, Netherlands.
>But, somewhere on their pages it mentions that: "Digicash, Bv is a
>wholly owned subsidiary of Digicash" (which *is* based in the US).
>Does that make them a counter example who is currently getting away
>with it?  Just to complicate things further David Chaum is a US
>citizen, right?  Maybe he himself is ok because he doesn't write the
>code himself, the digicash development team does.  Is Digicash (US)
>hiring (collectively) Digicash, Bv if it is a wholly owned subsidiary,
>in US legal terms?

Even if DigiCash gave a <exon> about ITAR and the NSA, ecash probably
wouldn't be covered anyway, because the ITAR has a specific exception
for encrypting financial data (that's so you can use your credit and bank
cards overseas).

   - Ian "What's with this day-after-thanksgiving, anyway...?"