From Ivory Tower to Iron Bars: Scientists Risk Jail Time for Violating Export Laws

Alec Muffett alec.muffett at
Fri Sep 18 05:32:20 EDT 2009

Perry: plasma physics is wildly OT but I believe the relevance will be  
obvious to those who remember the crypto wars, especially when they  
hit the fifth paragraph:
> It’s a difficult subject: many people I interviewed felt Roth showed  
> blatant disregard for the law — he was warned  his work fell under  
> the State Department’s munitions list — but they expressed deep  
> frustration with the ambiguity of the laws.


"There but for the grace of Bernstein?"  Or something like that... :-)


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