Speak Freely for Windows
Encryption legal issues
Certain governments attempt to restrict the availability, use, and exportation
of software with cryptographic capabilities. Speak Freely was developed
in Switzerland, which has no such restrictions. The DES, MD5, and IDEA
packages it uses were obtained from an Internet site in another European
country which has no restrictions on cryptographic software. If you import
this software into a country which restricts cryptographic software, be sure to
comply with whatever laws and regulations apply. The obligation to obey the
law in your jurisdiction is entirely your own.
If you are concerned about the legal ramifications of using or
redistributing software with encryption capability, a special version
of Speak Freely (nicknamed "Spook Freely") with all cryptographic
facilities removed is available.
The IDEA encryption algorithm is patented and may not be used commercially
without a license; see "Patent issues" for further details.