The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) filed a comment with the U.S. State Department on a proposed revision to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which threatens to outlaw a broad swath of the Internet. The revision would require anyone wishing to discuss technology necessary for the manufacture, operation, or development of a weapon to apply for a license before publishing it online.  Failure to do so could result in up to 20 years’ incarceration and a fine of $1 million per violation. The rule would affect discussion on a civilian level, including discussion of engines, boat propellers, microchips, metallurgy, and basic engineering principles.