OFAC Asked To Give Export License To Iran For E-mail

Law360, New York (December 21, 2009, 1:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of State has recommended that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issue a general license that would authorize downloads of free communications software in Iran, saying current sanctions are having an “unintended chilling effect” on the flow of information among Iranian citizens.

In a letter submitted Tuesday, the State Department notified Congress of its position, saying the proposed waiver would allow downloads of free, mass market software by companies such as Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. that is...
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