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Re: I told you so



On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Tim May wrote:
> In a 45 to 1 vote, the committee adopted an amendment from Rep. Curt Weldon
> (R-Pa.) and Rep. Ron Dellums (D-Calif.) that
> would condition all exports of coding technology on the potential for harm
> to national security.

And, just (I am starting to sound like Tim :) as I predicted years ago, 
it passes with overwhelming majority. OK, to be honest, I predicted that a
domestic ban/severe restrictions on use of strong crypto would pass with 
well over 90% of the votes. And that prediction of course still stands.

If they can ban machine guns, they can ban crypto. Expect nothing from 
the Supreme Court.

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