Government Limitations on Publishing Technical Data

TitleGovernment Limitations on Publishing Technical Data
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Date Published03/1995
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , COMPUTER science , INTELLECTUAL freedom , INTELLECTUAL property
AbstractA graduate student, Daniel Burnstein, developed an equation for encrypting information that could be used to scramble messages on the Internet or other computer networks. However, the U.S. Government has sought to stop him publishing or from developing software based on this equation under regulations associated with the Export Administration Act that can be used to prevent the transferring of data of any kind from being shipped or transmitted outside of the United States. Has Mr. Burnstein been unfairly deprived of his freedom to discuss his research?
NotesCase from the 1995 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
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