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Crypto Ruling and Mozilla

Friday May 7th, 1999

With the latest ruling against crypto-export laws, some of you have been wondering how this applies to Mozilla (if at all). Well, we're not sure, but I bet there are a few developers that would be willing to enlighten us on this subject. If any of you know more about how this ruling affects Mozilla, please respond in the talkback to this item...


#10 Re:Crypto Ruling and Mozilla

by Bradley Robinson <brobinson@mail.gcnet.net>

Friday May 7th, 1999 2:32 PM

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If this case makes it all the way to the Supreme Court, and they ruled the crypto laws unconstitutional, the goverment would really have no choice but to attempt to make an amendment to the US constitution. There are currently only 27 amendments to the US constitition. 27 in 200 years doesn't say much for an amendment's chances. But could executables be considered language? Binaries might be considered translated language by the court, and therefore, may be covered by the first amendment. Maybe they can be convinced of this idea?