[rc5] INFO: Another win for the good guys
onsite at esinet.net
Tue Aug 26 10:45:51 EDT 1997
> From: spcox at HUB.ofthe.NET
> SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25 (Reuter) - U.S.
> government regulations on the export of encryption
> software are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled
> on Monday.
> U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel said
> licensing requirements for the export of encryption
> software and related devices were an
> unconstitutional prior restraint on First Amendment
> free speech rights.
Thanks for the news. And good news it is.
I have no objection to the law adding penalties for the use of encryption
to aid in the commission of illegal activities (child pornography,
espionage, etc.). But, I sure don't want them telling me that I can't use
it for legal pursuits.
onsite at esinet
To unsubscribe, send email to majordomo at llamas.net with 'unsubscribe rc5' in the body.
More information about the rc5