Open the Floodgates / Re: Commerce Department encryption rules declared unconstitutional

Lucky Green shamrock at
Mon Aug 25 21:37:01 PDT 1997

At 11:33 PM 8/25/97 -0400, Anonymous wrote:
>Declan McCullagh wrote:
>> Patel barred the government from "threatening, detaining,
>> prosecuting, discouraging, or otherwise interfering with" anyone
>> "who uses, discusses, or publishes or seeks to use, discuss or
>> publish plaintiff's encryption programs and related materials."
>  Related materials such as PGP Source Code?

Not even close. The ruling only covers Bernstein and his "Snuffle" source
code. The ruling provides an interesting data point, but is inconsequential
to the software industry.

--Lucky Green <shamrock at>
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