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DOJ Seeks Rehearing of Landmark Ruling in Bernstein Encryption Case

As expected, the U.S. Government today sought further review by the 9th Circuit of a 3 judge panel's recent decision holding that the federal government's regulations of encryption is unconstitutional. The Petition, which seeks both rehearing from the panel and rehearing en banc by an 11 judge panel, asserts two...

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 the...

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...

EFF Offers Cooperative Computing Prizes

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is sponsoring cooperative computing awards, with over half a million dollars in prize money, to encourage ordinary Internet users to contribute to solving huge scientific problems. "We're providing incentives to stretch the computational capabilities of the Internet," said Tara Lemmey, EFF's Executive...

Court Allows Unlicensed Crypto Export

Yesterday a federal judge here denied a government motion to silence mathematician Daniel Bernstein. On August 25, District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel declared the Commerce Department's cryptography regulations unconstitutional. Judge Patel also issued an injunction to prohibit prosecution of Prof. Bernstein and others who publish Prof. Bernstein's work. In...

Crypto Export Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

The Federal District Court here struck down Commerce Department export restrictions on the privacy technology called encryption yesterday, concluding that "the encryption regulations are an unconstitutional prior restraint in violation of the First Amendment." For the first time, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ordered the government not to prosecute or harass...

Bernstein Encryption Hearing Press Conference

WHAT: Press Conference Immediately following oral arguments in front of Federal Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, Professor Dan Bernstein, his lawyer and the Electronic Frontier Foundation will hold a press conference. After brief statements issued by each, there will be a media question and answer period. NOTE: This will be the...

Professor Asks for Constitutional Review of New Encryption Regs

Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Attorney +1 301 375 8856, ssteele@eff.org John Gilmore, Founding Board Member +1 415 221 6524, gnu@toad.com Cindy Cohn, McGlashan & Sarrail +1 415 341 2585, cindy@mcglashan.com San Francisco - Laywers for Professor Dan Bernstein today asked the Government to delay enforcement of new...

Court Declares Crypto Restrictions Unconstitutional

Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Attorney 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 - On Monday, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel struck down Cold War export restrictions on the privacy technology called cryptography. Her decision knocks out a...

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 a case with far-reaching implications for personal privacy, U.S...

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 court, challenging government regulations which restrict his ability to...

Bernstein Files for Partial Summary Judgment in Crypto Case

July 26, 1996 Electronic Frontier Foundation Contacts: Shari Steele, Staff Counsel 301/375-8856, ssteele@eff.org Mike Godwin, Staff Counsel 510/548-3290, mnemonic@eff.org Lori Fena, Executive Director 415/436-9333, lori@eff.org San Francisco, CA -- A University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member who is suing the U.S. Department of State will file a motion...

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