[ISN] Charges Dropped Against Sklyarov.

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Date: Sun Dec 16 2001 - 23:03:31 PST

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    Forwarded from: Jay D. Dyson <jdysonat_private>
    This just shows how the DMCA is not only anti-First Amendment, but a waste
    of LEA resources.  And we, the taxpayers, get to foot the bill for this
    stupidity.  For joy.
    Russian Hacker Charges Dropped 
    Associated Press 
    1:38 p.m. Dec. 13, 2001 PST  
    SAN JOSE, California -- Charges will be dropped against a Russian computer
    programmer accused of violating copyrights on software made by Adobe
    Systems in exchange for his testimony in the trial of his company, a
    spokeswoman for the programmer said Thursday.
    Dmitry Sklyarov, 27, had been charged in the first criminal prosecution
    under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
    Sklyarov and his employer, ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. of Moscow, were charged with
    releasing a program that let readers disable restrictions on Adobe's
    electronic-book software. The program is legal in Russia. 
    Sklyarov was arrested after speaking at a hacking convention in Las Vegas
    on July 16. He lives with his wife and two children in an apartment in San
    Mateo and has been working on his doctorate in computer science.
    Copyright (c) 2001 Associated Press
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