State Department Still Deciding Which Comments to Release

Over a month has passed since the closing date for public comments to the State Department’s Proposed “Harmonization Rule,” which seeks to explicitly require U.S. Government approval of public speech concerning technical data controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). [F/N 1]  As noted in previous DTL Blog posts, the proposed […]

Saving Free Speech from the ITAR

Tomorrow is the final day for public comments to the State Department’s Proposed “Harmonization” Rule, which seeks to explicitly require U.S. Government approval of public speech concerning technical data controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). [F/N 1]  The Proposed Rule is perhaps the most troubling of those promulgated […]

Proposed Harmonization Rule: The Defense Service Problem

August 3, 2015 is the deadline for submission of public comments to the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) proposed rule at 80 Fed. Reg. 31,525 (June 3, 2015), which seeks to redefine “Public Domain,” “Defense Service,” “Fundamental Research,” and other key terms used in the International Traffic in […]