Court decision denying Government motion to dismiss

Apr. 15, 1996 court decision denying the govt. motion to dismiss, in Bernstein v. State Dept. This is a very important decision, as it establishes caselaw precedent for the First Amendment protection of software. The court also takes the government to task for restricting the paper publication of an encryption algorithm for over two years. This is not the final decision in the case, just the denial of the dismissal motion, and judge's commentary.

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