[cryptography] patents and stuff (Re: NSA's position in the dominance stakes)

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sat Nov 20 06:02:13 EST 2010


Adam Back <adam at cypherspace.org> writes:

>I guess the limitation with patents is even if they cant sue you if you are
>not operating in a patent recognizing country, they can probably try to sue
>your customers.

That's always the killer, "we know where your kids go to school".  Unless
you're operating purely in the domestic market, they can get to you via your
customers.

>I guess this thread is somewhat removed from crypto - is this ok for the
>charter of this list?

There's a charter?  I thought it was just "interesting people and topics, keep
it civil".

Peter.



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