US Eases Sanctions On Communications Software For Cuba, Iran And Sudan

from the communication-is-good dept

Realizing that better communications tools would probably help spread important ideas and efforts against totalitarian regimes, the US has finally eased sanctions against providing communications software in Cuba, Iran and Sudan. In the past, economic sanctions against those countries were supposed to create pressure for the regimes to change -- but in practice that's been a pretty big failure. Now, it appears, folks in the administration are finally realizing that more open communication allows for much greater efforts and organization, as well as more information from elsewhere. This is a good move -- just many years too late.
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Filed Under: communications, cuba, iran, sanctions, software, sudan


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    Esahc (profile), 9 Mar 2010 @ 8:39am

    Encryption

    Unless said software contains any sort of decent encryption, then your "communications" software will still be highly controlled by the Bureau of Industry and Security, and will require licenses if you plan to make your product available to those countries.

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