U.S. Embargos Extended to Editing Articles

The L.A. Times (‘free’ registration required–thus my extensive quoting) has story about how: the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control recently declared that American publishers cannot edit works authored in nations under trade embargoes. Although publishing the articles is legal, editing is a “service” and it is illegal to perform services for embargoed nations, the agency has ruled. This raises all sorts of questions like does tagging and…