Re: Where are we getting "banning encryption" from?
"The penalty for non-disclosure might be significantly less onerous than that for any crime revealed to have been committed if the key is disclosed. Guess what people will do under such circumstances."
If "they" really believe that you have something they want decrypting and that you have the key, yes, the worst they can do is bang you up for a year. But there's nothing stopping them from asking you again as you walk out the prison gates, at which point you refuse and commit another crime and get banged up for another year. Ad infinitum.