For years now, users in Sudan, Iran and Cuba have been unable to download Google Earth. Loading up the page to do so would give them this error message:
The reason was US export restrictions, which Ogle Earth talked about back in 2007. However, a few weeks ago the US lifted those restrictions for some countries. Does that mean Google Earth is now available for those users?
The answer is “not yet, but soon”. Ogle Earth has the full story, but it sounds like Google Earth will be available in Sudan, Iran and Cuba in the near future, which is good news for everyone.