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A Ruling In Favor of Academic Freedom

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury has ruled that peer-reviewed publications can accept, edit, and publish technical manuscripts from authors living in U.S.-embargoed countries, including Cuba, Iran, Libya, and Sudan, according to…

  • May 9, 2004

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury has ruled that peer-reviewed publications can accept, edit, and publish technical manuscripts from authors living in U.S.-embargoed countries, including Cuba, Iran, Libya, and Sudan, according to a letter published by the president of the IEEE. Previously there was confusion as to whether or not these communications were considered to be providing technical assistance to countries on the embargo list.

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