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Just the Facts - Exporting Encryption Algorithms

Nov 02, 2009, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eran Strod)

"Checking that innocuous little box to "opt-in," they are acknowledging that they are aware and pledge to comply with Section 740.13(e) of the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") 15 C.F.R. Parts 730-772.

"There are only three facts that you need to know about the above:

1. The fact that you have no idea what this is does not get you off the hook
2. See number 1
3. See number 2

"The fact is the US government regulates the transfer of encryption technology to other countries. One of the big challenges for multi-source developers, who create products which mix open source with other types of software, is understanding whether there is encryption in their code."

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