US court rules encryption source code protected

    Date12 Apr 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3591
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A U.S. Appeals Court judge has ruled that encryption source code is constitutionally protected and not subject to restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. The U.S. government had previously limited its distribution until January of this year, but the latest . . . A U.S. Appeals Court judge has ruled that encryption source code is constitutionally protected and not subject to restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. The U.S. government had previously limited its distribution until January of this year, but the latest decision could now have far-reaching implications for other pending cases concerning the freedom to distribute controversial software.
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