I've just read a paper from 2004 which stated that the RC4 encryption algorithm was restricted to a 40 bit key size when exported from the USA; however the reference for this information (Applied Cryptography - Schneieir) was published in 1996.
Here's the link to the paper "The effectiveness of brute force attacks on RC4".
I'm relatively new to cryptography but as far as I'm aware, a lot of the old export laws have been relaxed. Was the key length of RC4 still restricted in 2004? If so, is that still the case?
Thanks for any help.