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Re: you don't have to ask, but you'll be sorry you didn't
At 12:24 PM 2/1/99 -0800, Michael Motyka wrote:
>Am I right in assuming that an applet that performs non-exportable
>encryption is considered to have been exported when the page is accessed
>by someone offshore?
You've asked that in very generic terms.
Some governments consider it to be export if someone outside their
territory downloads information from a computer inside their territory,
and some don't. Among those that do, some consider the export
to have been performed by the sender; others may consider it to have
been done by the recipient.) I consider it to be none of their business,
but they didn't ask me, and you did :-)
If the information that was downloaded happens to be
export-prohibited crypto software, then the fact that it's an
applet on a web page as opposed to a file on an FTP server
is unlikely to affect how they treat it. There may, however,
be different export rules for binary vs. source,
and they may have randomly annoying opinions about whether
Java Bytecodes should be treated as one, the other, or both.
Bill Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org
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