Treasury-Publisher Saga Continues
Peek, Robin, Information Today
On Dec. 16, 2004, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued its final ruling regarding publishing activities with people in sanctioned countries (now identified as Cuba, Iran, and Sudan). This ruling follows a lawsuit filed against OFAC on Sept. 27, 2004, by the PEN American Center (PEN), the Association of American Publishers' Professional and Scholarly Publishing division (AAP/PSP), the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), and Arcade Publishing, arguing that the agency does not have the authority to mandate licenses for publishing activities with these countries.
"OFAC's previous guidance was interpreted by some as discouraging the publication of dissident speech from within these oppressive regimes. That is the opposite of what we want," said Stuart Levey, the Treasury's undersecretary for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI). "This new policy will ensure [that] those …
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Publication information: Article title: Treasury-Publisher Saga Continues. Contributors: Peek, Robin - Author. Magazine title: Information Today. Volume: 22. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2005. Page number: 15+. © 2009 Information Today, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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