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Re: New Software Controls




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John Young <[email protected]> information terrorist writes:
> TH points out that there's a broad new provision in the
> BXA Wassenaar rule for controlling telecommunications
> software under Category 5, Part I - Telecommunications, 
> quote:
> 
>    You might want to highlight the following section ... not sure of the 
>    entire context ... but this isn't something that I'd seen before. It looks
>    like control of any software that can transmit data.
> 
>        c.3. ``Software'' which provides the capability of recovering
>        ``source code'' of telecommunications ``software'' controlled by
>        5A001, 5B001, or 5C001;

Export ban on decompilers?  Disassemblers?  Debuggers?

These tools are general purpose, so this seems particularly weird.

Adam