Re: FW: Crypto

From: Henry Spencer (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 13:41:44 EST

Gerhard Mack <> writes:
> We are exempt from the crypto export restrictions but have no restrictions
> of our own.

Not true! Have you *read* Canada's export regulations? Crypto software
*is* covered, and indeed the rules are generally similar to the US ones...
except that there is a blanket exemption for "public domain" software,
plus a footnote saying that copyright protection does not negate this.

Canada has been a popular base for crypto stuff partly because of the
public-domain exemption, and partly because the Canadian government has
generally been more sensible about *applying* the export rules for non-PD
crypto. But most certainly there are restrictions.

                                                          Henry Spencer

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