From: Justin Mason (jm at domain netnoteinc.com)
Date: Wed 15 Sep 1999 - 11:39:52 IST
David Murphy said:
> Quoting <19990913114007.E17352 at domain postman.sourcegear.com>
> by Shaw Terwilliger <sterwill at domain postman.sourcegear.com>:
> > Caolan, do you have any pointers to further information on the
> > encryption scheme Word is using? I think we have a copy of the
> > United States export regulations around the office and I'd
> > like to do a quick check.
> As far as I'm aware it's not illegal to import encryption into the US,
> nor is it illegal to export encryption from Ireland.
Bad news -- due to the Wassenaar arrangement you now need to ask the Dept
of Trade and Industry if it's OK to export it from Ireland. I think they
generally say "yes" though. It does take a little bit of writing up.
However you may be sorted; RC4 may not qualify as I think it's a symmetric
algorithm and IIRC the restrictions on symmetric algos are less strict.
Sly Tip: I don't think "compression" schemes come under Wassenaar, BTW ;)
Here's some relevant URLs:
Dept of Trade
See Category 5 part 2
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