Maybe you heard the story yesterday about Apple refusing to sell an iPad to a Persian speaker...was Apple right in doing what it did? Turns out, the answer's pretty damn complicated.
Can Apple Refuse to Sell a Laptop to an Iranian Citizen? Maybe. | Electronic Frontier Foundation
In general, a person may not export from the U.S. any goods, technology or services, if that person knows or has reason to know such items are intended specifically for supply, transshipment or reexpo...
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- Iran is independent de jure, but with malfuctioning democracy. From my point of view it is a theistic regime with a hint of democracy for political reasons. Still I think my knowledge is quite limited on the matter.
The fascinating part is how the US always manages to find enemies.Jun 21, 2012
- and why is the US always eager to get an enemy to attack?or is it their pride to render the lives of their neighbors the way they define .issues this sort are quiet complicated.
Jul 19, 2012
- Having an external enemy is the easiest and most mindless political organizing principal. For an amusing exercise, make a graph of US "enemies" populations, plotted against time. There's a strong tendency for them to get smaller and smaller over recent decades. Anybody want to defend freedom against Grenada or Nicaragua?Jul 28, 2012
- am personally not interested into in the US yearning to attack enemies,rather making their enemies surrender after a close relations.an enemy becomes even a best friend when the trick of such fellow are made discovered to them.a surrendered enemy is a tool for overcoming a threat full one.Aug 20, 2012
- For years, the United States has not allowed the sale of technology to Iran. This includes things we all take for granted, like computers, smartphones, tablets, and the like. This was done in an effort to reduce the country’s access to cheap and available communication and international commerce – which makes sense, considering their government has had a rather negative relationship with the United States in recent years
The Obama Administration has elected to lift the sanctions on technology trade with Iranian citizens this week. More specifically, this move will allow American citizens (and, by extension, companies) to sell their services, software, and hardware to the Iranians. Interestingly, this allowance does not extend to anyone classified as a “government official,” because apparently Obama hasn’t heard of Craigslist.Jun 26, 2013
- Given the role such technology has played in opening up communication within Iran, and between Iranians and the outside world, that seems like a worthwhile change to me.Jun 26, 2013