[eagle] Re: 2008 Symposium deadline

Lyle Johnson kk7p at wavecable.com
Sun Sep 7 07:57:36 PDT 2008

Hello Howard!

>> 2) For the same reasons, ITAR prevents us from making 
>> a presentation at any AMSAT Symposium with any technical 
>> content except perhaps the most general.  
> I am definitely no lawyer, but I thought that there was specific exemption
> in the definition of "public domain" in 22 CFR 120.11(6):
> "Through unlimited distribution at a conference, meeting, seminar, 
> trade show or exhibition, generally accessible to the public in the 
> United States"
> http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2002/aprqtr/22cfr120.11.htm

Neither am I.  My understanding is that if the purpose of the public 
disclosure is to circumvent ITAR (e.g., like selling your business for 
$1 before a divorce to prevent your spouse from getting it) then you are 
still in deep doo-doo (whatever the lawyerese for deep doo-doo is).


I did not mean to stir up a hornet's nest. I am no expert on this. I was 
just giving my distorted perspective and explaining why I am no longer 
active and not writing a paper for the Symposium.


Lyle KK7P

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