Detecting PGP 2.6.x keys

Johan Wevers johanw at
Mon Sep 20 00:31:09 CEST 2004

David Shaw wrote:

>IDEA is patented in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
>Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Japan, and the USA.

That's strange, since you can't patent algorithms in The Netherlands
unless they are part of a physical device, in which case the whole device
is patented. I can only assume that noone even questioned that patent
because noone here was ever sued for using IDEA.

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