US crypto export laws relaxed
The US export laws were relaxed in 1999. Crypto software can
exported with minimal restrictions now. So the t-shirt is at this
time legal to export as is the perl-rsa signature.
The rest of this page is of historic value only. It may be that
the RSA sig played some small part in the eventual relaxation
of the US crypto export laws.
Please use this sig
- Please use this sig file. Add your own URL, caption, whatever.
- The US government wants to
ban programs such as this.
- Phil Z was facing possible indictment
in the US for alleged involvment in exporting PGP from the US.
PGP implements the very same RSA public key algorithm. Recently
the US government dropped the charges without explanation.
- Note that the US Government has provided a
to Peter Junger, a law professor in the US, stating that the above
program is illegal to export from the US in
While it would seem exceedingly unlikely that they would go after the
hundreds of US citizens who have already posted it to USENET / emailed
it across the US borders you can't say you haven't been warned.
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