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J2EE™ Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services: Applying Theory and Standards to Practice by Pankaj Kumar

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Legal Issues with Cryptography

The use of cryptography has traditionally been associated with military intelligence gathering and its use by criminals and terrorists has the potential to make law enforcement harder. Hence it should come as no surprise that governments tend to restrict its use. Other legal issues are patent related and arise due to the complex mathematical nature of the algorithms involved. Inventors of these algorithms tend to protect their intellectual property by patenting them and requiring that the user obtain a license.

All in all, the legal issues with cryptography fall into the following three categories:

  1. Export Control Issues. The US government treats certain forms of cryptographic software and hardware as munitions ...

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