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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
Thanks for your additional comments. I will keep your words in mind ;)
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
Thank you very much for this detailed answer. It's just that I thought it's a clear case and easy to decide. I wrote in the comment to the question (above) why I thought this.
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
Thank you, Thomas. I just thought it may be a clear case as there are sooo many application in Android Market (all must meet the guidelines) that use AES Encryption. Imagine, all the banking apps, the password storage apps etc ... And I don't sell my applications, I offer them for free. So asking a lawyer is expensive.
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
So it's no problem anymore? Do I understand this text correctly? But one question is still important for me: The Java JCE has been approved in a review process. Do I have to ask for a review in the US as well?
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
FROM JAVA'S UNLIMITED STRENGTH JURISDICTION POLICY FILES: The JCE architecture allows flexible cryptographic strength to be configured via jurisdiction policy files. Due to the import restrictions of some countries, the jurisdiction policy files distributed with the Java SE 7 software have built-in restrictions on available cryptographic strength. The jurisdiction policy files in this download bundle (the bundle including this README file) contain no restrictions on cryptographic strengths. This is appropriate for most countries.
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
According to this link (ngs.ac.uk/tools/jcepolicyfiles), it was not that Sun/Oracle is just nice to the US government but it is a legal restriction which Java has to obey. But now I found another source which states that the whole issue is not due to US export restrictions but other countries' IMPORT restrictions - which would be fine for me.
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
What made me think about this question is: When you want to publish an application in Android Market, they ask you to affirm that your application doesn't violate the US export restrictions where you should pay special attention to cryptography.
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
Implementing the best routine which is available is easy. The legal issues are more important to me. Cuba or North Korea are special cases, obviously. The export restrictions are there for almost all countries, even though they're not that strict elsewhere.
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
Yes, nearly 100%, as I use the Cipher class in Java for example. But if this is so, I don't know why Java doesn't come with large key sizes built in. They say it's due to US export restrictions.
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comment Programmers' concerns about export restrictions from the United States
Okay, thank you. So if we take an online banking application or a password safe as an example - they both encrypt data for safe storage: Is this fine or must it be reported and reviewed?