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pauldb
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I want to distribute my Java 3D application worldwide, complete with embedded JRE and Java3D runtime binaries.

I've read the various licencing agreements and it seems - to me - that I am able to do so.

However, I read some old postings (from 2001) on the Java 3D mailing archive in which people were saying they were unable to distribute their programs because of US trade restrictions.

I was also under the impression that trade restrictions was why there was no webstart for Java3D.

I now see that there are moves to enable webstart of Java3D applications (which is great!), so what is the current situation? Are there any trade restrictions in place?

Many thanks,
-Paul

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kcr
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You still need to comply with U.S. Export control laws, which prohibit shipping the technology to banned countries. The following provision of the Java 3D 1.3.1 Binary Code License addresses this (#include usual disclaimer about my not being an attorney, so this is not to be interpreted as legal advice):

[i]7. Export Regulations. All Software and technical data delivered under this Agreement are subject to US export control laws and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree to comply strictly with all such laws and regulations and acknowledge that you have the responsibility to obtain such licenses to export, re-export, or import as may be required after delivery to you.[/i]

The java.net web site, on which the Java 3D Web Start Release is hosted, does the necessary reverse IP lookup to comply with U.S. law.

-- Kevin

pauldb
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Hi Kevin,
is it possible for you to list the banned countries?

Or point me at a URL where they are listed?

If at all possible, the list of IP addresses would also be very helpful.

Many thanks,
-Paul