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A BXA spokesperson said today that the text of the recent 
Wassenaar agreement had been received yesterday and it is 
now being prepared for release on the BXA website 
(www.bxa.doc.gov) maybe by the end of the week but maybe 
not until next week. She said she expected the US to be the 
first to publish the doc, after I cited the WA message below 
from Caspar Bowden.

She also said that the Practising Law Institute (www.pli.edu)
session on encryption controls yesterday was taped and inquiries 
should be made to PLI (a continuing legal ed org; ) 
1-(800) 260-4PLI. And that Bill Reinsch did not participate in 
the session, only gave the speech on Dec 7 noted here 
yesterday: 

  http://jya.com/war120798-2.htm

An inquiry to PLI (Betty Gray) has not been returned.

>From UK Crypto:

From: "Caspar Bowden" <[email protected]>
To: "Ukcrypto (E-mail)" <[email protected]>
Subject: More from Wassenaar Secretariat
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 09:19:09 -0000
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-----Original Message-----
From: Wassenaar Secretariat [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 1998 16:54
To: Caspar Bowden
Subject: Re: Attn: Dirk Weicke

Mr. Weicke is still away, however, I can assure you that the Secretariat has
been recently authorized by all member states to publish the new Lists on
the web site.  This will be done as soon as possible.  Please be patient, we 
are a very small Secretariat.

Glenn Sibbitt
Special Advisor
WA Secretariat

Caspar Bowden wrote:

> Dear Mr.Weicke,
>
> We spoke by telephone on Fri afternoon.
>
> You mentioned that the text and details of the new agreement would be
> published on the Wassenaar website this week.
>
> I understand that you have been away sick for a few days (my 
> commiserations), but there have been reports from your colleagues 
> that there will in fact be no publication on your Website.
>
> I'd be most grateful if you could just confirm when publication of 
> details will take place, in particular the "Cryptography Note" detailing 
> key-length limits, and definitions of categories.
>
> Kind regards
> --
> Caspar Bowden                    http://www.fipr.org
> Director, Foundation for Information Policy Research
> Tel: +44(0)171 354 2333      Fax: +44(0)171 827 6534