Re: PGP in the US (Re: formal documents)
On 1998/10/04, email@example.com wrote:
> Kikutani Makoto writes:
> > Yes, my PGP is an international version which was built in Japan, and I
> > brought it in my laptop.
> The international version infringes the RSA patent and so the owner of the
> patent (PKP?) could theoretically sue you for using it in the US. All they
> could get is an injunction ordering you to stop, though. There is no real
> chance that they would bother. If you are feeling paranoid, delete your
> international version and install the US one.
> > But of course I can't prove it.
> There is no reason why you would need to do so. The munitions export laws
> (unrelated to the patent issue) forbid the export of strong pgp from the
> US, regardless of its origin. You are safe from those as long as you stay
> in the US. Theoretically, you should delete pgp from your laptop before
> you take it home.
I seem to recall that transfer of cryptographic software to a non-US
citizen is already considered export in the US.
- Ruud de Rooij.
Ruud de Rooij