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U.S. Retracts Rule on Editing Foreign Manuscripts

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The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control have reversed its ruling that prohibited the editing and subsequent publishing in the U.S. of works submitted by writers in Iran, Cuba and Syria. The American Society of Newspaper Editors was one of many groups that protested the initial ruling. The new rule allows anyone in the United States to edit or collaborate with foreign authors of manuscripts, journals, books and newspapers as long as the transactions do not involve those foreign governments.