[sword-devel] Legal ?

Joachim Ansorg sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 20 Nov 1999 00:40:02 +0000


Some questions:

-How can get users of BibleTime access to the encrypted texts? Or are the
ciphered modules only for testing? Or is this impossible?

-It is legal to use the ciphered modules at home (I'm developer of BibleTime)?


>At 00:12 11/19/1999 +0000, you wrote:
>>I want to add a mail to the traffic ;-)
>>Is it legal to suppose users of BibleTime (who asked for the cipher keys) to
>>supscribe to the devel list to get the keys?
>Probably not.
>>It is legal to have a copyrighted modul (with key) without a printed 
>>version at
>Yes, if the copyrighted module has been copied with the copyright owner's 
>permission (which usually means royalty paid).
>>Am I right that a binary distributed BibleTime (with static linked sword) with
>>linked  sapphire is legal to export?
>Yes. In fact, you can legally export the source from Germany, as far as I 
>know. I don't know all of the German laws, but there are a lot of publicly 
>accessible cryptographic programs published on German servers. It is also 
>perfectly legal to import strong cryptographic software into the USA, so 
>there is no problem posting it there (as long as you don't get your copy 
>directly from the USA or Canada to post).
>Michael Paul Johnson
BibleTime - the bible study program for KDE