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Subject: Re: [pki-tc] Re: [egov] e-Gov: Distributing confidential information

     Anders, I am fascinated that someone thinks they have an enforceable 
claim to having invented the idea of sending someone a HTTPS web link by 
     It would be even more fascinating if they think such a patent holds up 
outside of the United States.
     Did your correspondent provide either a patent registration number, or 
an identity, or a convincing line of argument, that can be shared with the 

Warm regards    Jamie

At 03:59 PM 2/16/2003 +0100, Anders Rundgren wrote:
>I have off-list just been informed that this method [unfortunately] is
>patented by Tumbleweed Communications.  I was encouraged to
>buy some of their shares as well...
>Anders R
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Anders Rundgren" <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
>To: <pki-tc@lists.oasis-open.org>
>Cc: <egov@lists.oasis-open.org>
>Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 17:05
>Subject: [egov] e-Gov: Distributing confidential information
>Here are some thoughts regarding how e-governments (and companies) could 
>efficiently distribute confidential information to citizens (or 
>employees).  Note: The following discussion only applies to information 
>from an (non-personal) authority to an individual.
>* * *  e-Governments could preferably e-mail the recipient a web-link (or 
>just a notification) that he or she uses to fetch the confidential 
>information with. That is, after the recipient have authenticated to the 
>on-line authority.
>This scheme is also aligned with an "account-based" authority where
>you may have tasks in various stages. * * *

~ James Bryce Clark
~ 1 310 293 6739   jbc@lawyer.com
~ Chair, US ABA Business Law E-Commerce Subcommittee
~ This message is not legal advice or a binding signature.  Feel free to 
ask me why.  

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