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RE: Where to write crypto?
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On Sat, 21 Sep 1996, Dan McGuirk wrote:
>>| > If I want to go to a country outside the United States to write
>>| > cryptographic code that will be freely distributable, what's the best
>>| > place to go?
>>| Or, on the other hand, is there no way that a U.S. citizen can legally do
To which Adam Shostack replied:
>> Thats not clear. The ITARs seem, on their face, to create a
>>prior restraint on speech based on its content, and forbid Americans
>>the right to leave the country to pursue their livlihoods. The odds
>>of geting persecuted seem pretty low.
Could be. But prominent crypto atty. Ken Bass told me he thought such actions would be vigorously prosecuted - quicker than you could say "global proliferation." Thing to notice here: no prominent cryptographer in the US has come forth and said "yes, I helped write strong crypto abroad." Which isn't to say most of them aren't traveling abroad frequently these days - take, e.g. the presence of M. Blaze, W. Diffie et al. at the OECD in Paris this week.
>> As to the (predictable) comment that I'm not doing this, I'd
>>be happy to entertain offers of crypto work that are not in the US,
>>possibly leading to me being a test case.
Call before you do, Adam; I'd kill to have that story first...
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