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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Several Issues about Purchasing Paparazzi Hardwar

From: Chris Gough
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Several Issues about Purchasing Paparazzi Hardware
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 12:58:38 +1000

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Nathan Aherne
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Contact David from he sells the hardware. There are no export
> restrictions

Export control laws differ from country to country, but they are not a
trivial issue. For example, Nathan as Australians you and I would need
permission from these people to export paparazzi hardware:

I have specific advice from DECO that Paparazzi hardware IS a
prohibited export. They cited page 49, ML11, note 7. the "Defence and
Strategic Goods List" (regulations)$file/F2010L01084.pdf

Paparazzi hardware was classified "dual use good", as in it could be
re-purposed to military ends (see Division 2).

We are also subject to these UN Security Council sanctions:

Basically, we could get in a lot of trouble for exporting paparazzi
hardware without a Permit (prior permission) or Licence (prior
forgiveness), especially to the wrong place.

Obviously other countries are not subject to Australian laws, but I
expect many will be generally similar because our export control laws
are basically a local implementation of common obligations under the

On the other hand, as far as I know there are no sanctions out on
China; and I've been hit in the head with a kg of flying foam (it's
definitely a non-lethal force), so the Jiao Tong University team
should be able to get some hardware for their project.

Chris Gough

> Sent from my iPhone
> On 21/05/2010, at 11:46 AM, 鲍士杰 <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> We are a team formed by senior students in Shanghai China, planning to start
> a paparazzi project recently. After browsing the paparazzi wiki website for
> around two weeks, we have already got a general picture of the project.
> However, there is a serious Export Control issue we care about, can we buy
> hardware components from online store like PPZUAV, and then ship to us?
> Since we work on it as a capstone project, and the purpose of using those
> hardware is purely educational, in addition, an official proof would be
> provided by our Institute if needed.
> Our question is simple, can we buy a paparazzi project package and deliver
> back to us, from any vendor?
> If you understand our situation, can you provide us with reference about the
> U.S. Export Control laws on the paparazzi project hardware?
> Thank you, hope to see your reply soon.
> --
> Bao Shi Jie
> Shanghai Jiao Tong University
> University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
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