Export Control Exclusions
Exclusions from Export Control Laws include:
1. Fundamental research exclusion:
You stay outside the regulations when disclosing to foreign persons information that is "published and which is generally accessible or available to the public."
2. Public domain exclusion:
You stay outside the regulations when you share technical data or information with foreign person inside or outside of the U.S. if that data or information:
- has already been published;
- available in libraries or through newsstands, bookstores, subscriptions, or free web sites; or
- has been disclosed in published patent applications.
3. Educational exclusion
- Includes general science, math, and engineering commonly taught at schools and universities
- Includes information conveyed in courses listed in course catalogues and in their associated teaching labs of any academic institution (EAR (15 CFR § 734.9)