US Export Control Laws on Encryption Ruled Unconstitutional

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the federal government's restrictions on encryption are unconstitutional, affirming a lower court's ruling that export control over cryptographic "software and related devices and technology are in violation of the First Amendment on the grounds of prior restraint."
"The Court understood...

Department of Justice Statement on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in Encryption Case

On May 6, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco issued a decision in a case involving government controls on encryption exports. The Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice are currently reviewing the Ninth Circuit's decision in Daniel...

Statement of Rep. Anna Eshoo on Bernstein vs. the Justice Department Ruling

"I'm pleased the federal appeals court has affirmed Federal District Court Judge Marilyn Patel's original decision that in the name of national defense, the U.S. government should not restrict the very liberties it is supposed to be defending. This decision demonstrates the judicial branch's understanding of the encryption debate. Now...

Justice Department Still Reviewing District Court Decision on Export Controls on Encryption Software

The Justice Department said today it is considering
what further legal measures it will take following yesterday's ruling by
the U.S. District Court in San Francisco that certain aspects of the
government's regulations on the export of encryption software are
unconstitutional. Another federal court upheld the...

Plaintiff Seeks Summary Judgment in Cleveland Case Challenging Licensing of "Exports" of Cryptographic Information

Government Argues That Law Professor Cannot Challenge Regulation
Requiring Him to Get Permission Before Teaching and Publishing
Because He Did Not Apply for That Permission
Oral Argument in Junger v. Christopher Set for Wednesday, November 20
Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, October 1, 1996
For Immediate Release
...

Judge Patel to Decide if Government Restrictions on Cryptography Violate the First Amendment

Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts:
Shari Steele, Staff Counsel
301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org
John Gilmore, Founding Board Member
415/221-6524, gnu@toad.com
Cindy Cohn, McGlashan & Sarrail
415/341-2585, cindy@mcglashan.com
San Francisco, CA -- On Friday, September 20, 1996, Judge Marilyn Hall
Patel will hold hearings in...

Law Professor Sues Federal Government Over Computer Privacy Issues

For Immediate Release
Cleveland, Wednesday, August 7, 1996
For More Information Contact:
Raymond Vasvari (216) 522-1925
Gino Scarselli (216) 291-8601
More Information Will Be Available at:
URL: http://samsara.law.cwru.edu
_________________________________________________________________
A Case Western Reserve University law professor filed suit today in
federal...

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...

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...

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