Got an e-mail from a vendor during the night. Reading it this morning, I note that they have a new release of a software package I'd heard of last summer, but that had gotten memory-holed. It's something I'd really wanted to have a look at: related to inertial sensor data integration.
So I click on the link, then click a few more, and: it's subject to export control. And I'll need to fill in a whole bunch of details to download it. And, at 0330 with a sinus headache? And my intentions being rather nonspecific, and not really fitting the defined categories? Naw.
Really, now. Software that does the same thing has been circulating, unrestricted, for a couple of years now, albeit not having specifics for those particular sensors (which is what I really wanted to extract - that, and seeing the algorithms in a comprehensible programming language instead of an oddity). And, sometimes, it gets memory-holed, but the cat is pretty well out of the bag.
Somehow, though, ITAR doesn't seem to care about "has already been widely distributed", nor even (on an unrelated topic) "published in open literature in 1928." And is the formula for blackpowder still covered by the Official Secrets Act?