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1 #+TITLE: GnuPG - Legal Issues
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5 * Legal Issues
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7 Some countries have regulations on the use of cryptographics systems; it
8 may be unlawful to use GnuPG in these countries.
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10 For a guide to International Laws regarding cryptography, please see
11 Bert-Jaap Koops' [[http://rechten.uvt.nl/koops/cryptolaw/index.htm][Crypto Law Survey]] .
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13 Note that in January 2000, the US Department of Commerce relaxed the
14 rules about [[http://www.crypto.com/exports/][exporting]] cryptography, in particular for free software
15 projects.