Doe MediaCrypt (IDEA) exist anymore?

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Sep 18 21:50:00 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 07:08:48AM -0700, heyrandl at wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to use GnuPG with older keys using IDEA.  This is for commecial use. 
> I see that for commercial use, we need to purchase a license from
> MediaCrypt?  But they do not seem to have a web sight anymore.   What do I
> do now?  Where can I purchase the IDEA license?

Good luck.  The mediacrypt web page has been offline for months.  I'd
suggest contacting MediaCrypt AG via the address given in their domain
registration.  See You
also might try contacting someone at Ascom:

I don't know your situation, of course, but I do know that in
virtually all cases, people don't actually need IDEA, and can do just
fine without it.


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