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Editing No Longer Infringes U.S. Trade Sanctions

Science  24 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5705, pp. 2170
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5705.2170b

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The U.S. Treasury Department last week removed all restrictions on editing manuscripts from authors in three countries under a U.S. trade embargo. Publishers hailed the step by the department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. But some wondered why the same freedoms were not extended to music, films, and other forms of artistic expression, and others questioned whether the government should be exerting any control at all.

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