Re: Encryption Regulations

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 02 Jan 1997 11:12:48 -0500

Chris Hind wrote:
> >As I was considering the way that the United States is trying to restrict
> >export of cryptographic algorithms, I was thinking about the guy who
> >distributed PGP anyway, in spite of the laws against doing so.
> His name is Phil Zimmerman and he didn't know it was against the law when
> he first did it.
Actually, he didn't do it. A freind of his sent it to another country
via modem. The feds went after Phil because he was the author.

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