U.S. eases computer export regs

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U.S. eases computer export regs

Trying to keep up with breakneck changes in the computer market, the U.S. government has once again revised the rules on the export of high-speed computers. While the computer industry has applauded the loosening of the export restrictions, meant to keep less-than-civil governments from buying the latest U.S. computing technologies, the underlying message from top industry spokesmen is that most restriction do not further U.S. security goals.

The chairman of IBM Corp. who also serves as co-chairman of the Computer Coalition for Responsible Exports, says, “We fully support the goal of maintaining U.S. national security, but restricting the export of business-level computers does not advance this goal.”

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