December 15, 2004

OFAC Relents

Last May we discussed the US Treasury Department's view that publication in the United States of material originating in countries embargoed by the United States is illegal and the effect that this has had on scientific publication. I am pleased to report that the Office of Foreign Asset Control has relented and has issued proposed new regulations [pdf] which explicitly license the publication of material originating in Cuba, Iran, and the Sudan provided that the author not be the government of the embargoed country.

Posted by Bill Poser at December 15, 2004 06:36 PM