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Federal Court Denies Government's Motion to Dismiss Bernstein Case, Acknowledges Source Code as Speech

April 17, 1996 Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Counsel 301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org Lori Fena, Executive Director 415/436-9333, lori@eff.org Denying the government's motion for dismissal in mathematician Daniel Bernstein's suit against the State Department, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel in the Northern District of California ruled Monday that source code in...

Crypto Export Controls on Trial - Come on Down!

On October 20th in San Francisco, we'll have the first public hearing in the EFF/Bernstein lawsuit, which seeks to have the export laws on cryptography declared unconstitutional. You are invited! Meet at the Federal Building in San Francisco, 450 Golden Gate Avenue. The first "oral arguments" in the Bernstein crypto...

Letter to 60 Minutes

60 Minutes CBS News 555 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 Dear 60 Minutes, Your February 26 story on computer security missed the most important point -- the United States Government requires network providers to keep their systems easily exploited. Encryption would enable companies to thwart unwanted intrusion by...

Eff Sues to Overturn Cryptography Restrictions

In a move aimed at expanding the growth and spread of privacy and security technologies, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is sponsoring a federal lawsuit filed today seeking to bar the government from restricting publication of cryptographic documents and software. EFF argues that the export-control laws, both on their face and...

Mathematician challenges U.S. lid on encryption software

By Rory J. O'Connor Mercury News Staff Writer A Berkeley mathematician sued the State Department Tuesday, in a case designed to challenge the government's designation of encryption software as a ``munition'' subject to extensive export controls. The policy has prevented even the publication of some schemes for individuals to protect...

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