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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...


#16 Re:Crypto Ruling and Mozilla

by Hip Priest

Saturday May 8th, 1999 9:34 AM

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I forgot to mention that there really is no actual law against export of encryption technologies. The restriction is merely the current way certain government officials _interpret_ a law on munitions export.

I believe president Clinton has declared a state of national emergency _twice_, simply to give himself the power to renew this "law" without having to bother to go through the normal constitutional process of having a separate branch of government pass laws.

Now why didn't I hear "President declares state of national emergency" on the evening news?