U.S. rule clarifying Export Administration Regulations (EAR) provisions relating to release of “software”
Technical correction serves to clarify provisions of the EAR that pertain to the release of “software”
Technical correction serves to clarify provisions that pertain to the release of software
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce today issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make a technical correction that also serves to clarify provisions of the EAR that pertain to the release of “software” as set out in the sections on release and transfer of access information.
The final rule [PDF 244 KB]:
- Clarifies an ambiguity in the EAR by adding a cross-reference addressing transfer of access information in the section on releases of “technology” and “software” (as was originally intended)
- Adds a clarifying note that, for purposes of transfer of access information, a release of “software” includes both source code and object code
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