April 05, 2004

OFAC Comes to Its Senses

A month ago Chris Potts and I commented on the Treasury Department's bizarre position that the US law restricting trade with certain countries forbids scientific journals from editing papers originating in those countries. They have now come to their senses. The New York Times reports that the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has received a letter from the Treasury Department retracting its previous position. Maybe now, as Geoff Pullum suggests, we can get on with jailing copy editors for the right reasons.

Posted by Bill Poser at April 5, 2004 03:08 AM