Subject: Re: quickly find what applications are affected by RSA
To: None <>
From: Alasdair Baird <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/08/2000 08:11:23
Thor Lancelot Simon writes:

 > The "clever trick" is ignoring the entire body of statute, regulation, and
 > precedent relating to contributory patent infringement.  Quite a trick,
 > huh?
 > Thor

There is no law here (Britain) to allow the patenting of something as
intangible as an algorithm.  Indeed I believe the US is pretty unique
in allowing something as daft as that to occur.  If I implement and use
the RSA algotithm outside of the US I am in violation of no internationally
recognised patent law.