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On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 09:45:53AM -0400, Mike M wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 May 2003 20:12, Aryan Ameri wrote:
> > >?Any restrictions to observe if coming from US? ?Are they better to
> > >?arrive from a non-US source?
> >
> > hehe...
> > And I thought the cold war was finished !!!

"The Iron Curtain hasn't collapsed, it's just moved eastward" (or
words to that effect) - Nicholas Cage, "Clear Waters Rising", talking
about his experiences with Ukrainian border security.

> Putting encryption software on a CD and mailing it to someone you don't know 
> could be the first step in violating a federal law in some places on this 
> planet.   The person receiving the CD could forward it to a country that is 
> restricted from such software by the sender's country, making the original 
> sender a possible conspirator in this scenario.  The US has laws regarding 
> the export of encryption software.  Other countries may have similar laws.  I 
> believe that officials in these countries are more prepared to follow up on 
> such transgressions than in the recent past. A sincere act to help could 
> backfire.  Ignorance is no defense in these matters.

Re US export laws, isn't that what the non-US version is for? Other
countries' import laws - No idea... I know that Yugoslavia used to ban
the sending of postcards in Pitspeak, but that's not much help.

-- 
Pigeon

Be kind to pigeons
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