Re: DES Crack outside US
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 16:48:47 +0000

I tend to agree with you Mikael. Given a choice between helping out
the technological community, and passing blatantly
ignorant legislation, Congress will choose the latter every time.

Call me a cynic if you want but the trend will continue as long as
the non-technical lawmakers fear the Internet community and the
potential of electronic crime.

- Mark

On 29 Apr 97 at 15:03, Mikael Brown wrote:

> I think if the key was broken by world effort outside the US that a
> greater impact would be made...but not the impact we want. I wonder
> if encryption laws will only increase if a foreign body cracks the
> code...think of it...if someone in another nation cracks a national
> encryption standard do you think Congress will want to "free-up"
> exportation laws or "tighten" their grip on exportation?
> How does the rest of the group feel the political situation is?