danny - 10:24 pm on Jul 25, 2004 (gmt 0)
Blame for this falls on the US government and bad laws, not on google. This is up there with prohibiting scientific journals editing papers submitted from Iran. Or the Helms-Burton Act and sanctions against *foreign* companies that trade with Cuba.
The law has drawn international criticism for a provision allowing U.S. companies to sue foreign companies that work with the Cuban government. link [library.thinkquest.org] The U.S. Department of Treasury has ruled that scientific journals based in the United States cannot edit papers submitted by authors from Iran unless they have the government's permission. link [sciencemag.org]