Lifting Some Restrictions on Encryption Exports

David G. Koontz david_koontz at
Fri Dec 5 15:51:41 EST 2008

Ali, Saqib wrote:
> Does anyone have more info on the following:
> I couldn't find any other article that talked about it. The pay per
> news is the only item I found.

It was tough to google for, because of all of the new references to Clinton
era articles.

google 'encryption "export restrictions"  2008' (past month)

>From this article you can see that the restrictions have had the effect of
driving cryptographic software development offshore:

(Mostly European companies, I understand)

The first link has a link to the Federal Register to 'see the word of the law':
Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 193 / Friday, October 3, 2008 / Rules and
Regulations  Pages 57495 through 57512

The PDF file is 124 KB.

17 pages plus a couple of column inches on the 18th page, too long to copy

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