January 6, 2010

Webinar: Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Exporting Software Containing Encryption

Eran Strod of Black Duck Software will give a webinar about the "Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Exporting Software Containing Encryption" on Thursday, January 14th (11:30am ET, 8:30am PT).

This webinar is free of charge but you have to register.

Here is the full description:

The export of encryption technology from the United States is controlled by the US Department of Commerce. Many people do not realize that the definition of "export" includes electronic transfers, like email, and downloads from servers which are physically located in the US. Also, you may be exporting software even though you are not selling it. This webinar will cover the top ten things you need to know about encryption export regulations. It will also discuss how these laws affect open source projects and commercial developers who are using open source.

The U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) covers what you can export, to whom, and for what use, under a number of different regulatory authorizations, each with its own requirements. Determining factors include: encryption"strength," function of encryption, function of the product for which encryption is usually a minor feature, destination country, intended use, and even the destination organization and users. The regulations are complex, and have been revised many times since first being applied to all commercial encryption products in 1996.

In this webinar, Eran Strod, Director of Product Marketing at Black Duck Software, provides a short introduction to US export regulations and provides practical advice on how this affects you. He will provide you with information that is needed to conduct business globally while complying with US Export Regulations.


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