New Software Controls
aba at dcs.ex.ac.uk
Sat Jan 17 10:47:26 PST 1998
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John Young <jya at pipeline.com> information terrorist writes:
> TH points out that there's a broad new provision in the
> BXA Wassenaar rule for controlling telecommunications
> software under Category 5, Part I - Telecommunications,
> You might want to highlight the following section ... not sure of the
> entire context ... but this isn't something that I'd seen before. It looks
> like control of any software that can transmit data.
> c.3. ``Software'' which provides the capability of recovering
> ``source code'' of telecommunications ``software'' controlled by
> 5A001, 5B001, or 5C001;
Export ban on decompilers? Disassemblers? Debuggers?
These tools are general purpose, so this seems particularly weird.
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