Subject: Re: security in the free world
To: Rick Byers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Colin BRADLEY <fox@CS.McGill.CA>
Date: 03/11/1997 23:42:27
Rick Byers wrote:
* How about Canada?
* It is my understanding that the Free Trade agreement makes some
* interesting US/Canada relationships. I know this because Canada is the
* ONLY country in the world where you can choose between the International
* or American version of PGP.
* I believe (because of Free Trade), all encryption/security related stuff
* can be exported from the US to Canada, and Canada has no laws preventing
* the export to the rest of the world. Obviously someone will need to check
* deeper, but if this is the case - it could solve a lot of problems. The
* speeds from certain Canadian locations to the US are normally great
* because Canadian locations often use the same carriers (MCI/Sprint etc..).
We can get the US export-controlled munitions like crypto here
in Canada only because our government has agreed to be bound by
the US munitions export controls.
We therefore can NOT re-export these things to the rest of the
But then I'm no expert, that's just what I've been told.
Confirmation, denial, or otherwise would be welcome.