Edited comments concerning regulating state access to encrypted communications
The Clipper chip implements the Escrowed Encryption Standard to provide security and privacy in data communications. A law enforcement access field allows legal government interceptions similar to wiretaps. Competitive market forces should guide the development of private encryption technology, rather than law enforcement objectives. The system's voluntariness could be affected if law enforcement decides to prohibit other encryption systems. New technologies such as this one, introduced in 1993, should be carefully scrutinized since it could prove unreliable in preventing crime, and may provide too much access to law enforcers. Compromise of key escrow system procedures by those entrusted to manage it is another potential risk.
Publication Name: Annual Survey of American Law
Judge: No more pix of Titanic; a judge says a N.Y. salvage company controls who photos the shipwreck
A federal district judge ruled in 1996 that R.M.S. Titanic Inc, company that in 1987 became the first one to salvage the Titanic, owned exclusive photographic rights to that famous shipwreck. In 1998 the same judge expanded the ruling, ordering that a British sightseeing cruise remain away from the wreck site. The judge drew a safety zone 175 miles around the wreck, ordering that nobody could penetrate that zone without the permission of the company owning the salvage rights.
Publication Name: The National Law Journal
Judge won't hold separate trials for Ryan and lobbyist
Publication Name: Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
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