Re: export regulations
Posted Jan 19, 2005 1:34 UTC (Wed) by roelofs
In reply to: Re: export regulations
Parent article: IBM's patent pledge
of course the Commerce Department could change the rules tomorrow. They're the ones who grant the exception, and they have the power to remove it.
In principle, they could do the same for all software, not just crypto code. That is, they technically have the same power to restrict exports much more broadly, and they could "grant" such a restriction at any time. (Of course, politically that would be suicide, but the point is that there aren't really any guarantees for any of us...)
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