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Encryption and Rights of Liberty
Edited by: W. A. Addison
25 October 2004
Advancements in cryptographic technology from World War II to the
present day have consistently outpaced the ability of society to form
a well-accepted democratic mechanism for governing the technology.
This failure has led to dispute on the proper use of cryptography.
This paper examines first the historical and social dimensions of
this divide between society and cryptography, then analyzes the liberal
political framework for proper use of this technology, and lastly
proposes obligations cypherpunks have to educate the public concerning
computer technologies and individual freedoms.
Encryption and Rights of Liberty.pdf (72 kb)
Paul Ingemi 2004-10-25