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Re: [dvd-discuss] Photocopying machine parts...

How about supercomputers? I read that the Prez. is allowing them to be 
exported now to the 36 countries that the last administration banned to 
prevent proliferation....of course...no other country would ever ever ever 
think to use one to do encryption research would they?

"Arnold G. Reinhold" <reinhold@world.std.com>
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01/04/02 09:40 AM
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        To:     dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
        Subject:        Re: [dvd-discuss] Photocopying machine parts...

Krytrons have always been the poster child for dual-use technology 
export controls. They have important civilian uses, but are 
considered critical for building nuclear weapons. Nukes depend on the 
simultaneous detonation of a number of conventional explosive charges 
surrounding a fissionable material core, so a device that can switch 
on detonator power quickly and precisely is essential.  You can find 
out more about export controls at http://www.bxa.doc.gov/

Arnold Reinhold

At 10:28 AM -0500 12/29/01, mickey wrote:
>... illegal for export?
>"Fugitive Physicist Pleads Guilty to Exporting Potential Nuclear 
>"The original 30-count indictment involved the alleged export of 
>krytrons, two-inch devices that can be used in nuclear weapons or 
>photocopying machines. A license or approval from the U.S. State 
>Department must be obtained to ship them."
>Here is a (functional?) description of a krytron:
>I guess that it might count as a dual-use high technology (in the 
>early eighties?), but I didn't realize that photocopier parts 
>distribution was potentially a federal crime if done without a