Detecting PGP 2.6.x keys

Aleksandar Milivojevic amilivojevic at
Mon Sep 20 16:14:45 CEST 2004

Johan Wevers wrote:
> 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.

It's the same as with all other questionable patents.  Nobody is going 
to court to sue you as long as there is (much) more to loose than to 
gain.  Translated, until there's a big corporation somewhere in affected 
European countries starting to use IDEA without paying patent rights, 
Mediacrypt will be quiet.

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