Forwarded from: Jay D. Dyson <jdysonat_private> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- 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 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: 2.6.2 Comment: See http://www.treachery.net/~jdyson/ for current keys. iQCVAwUBPBlUgLlDRyqRQ2a9AQEIMQQAhEwJ+r2eFwRj8CJC8IWohmC7hXNvBANE F5LFS6fhPE1jiTrjEPT3I5/hcUUVYe5iLolT6EP5Sltl+OuwewiJc1K5AUsQSXoL Ija/wyUVWw5rjdccM5ca3cySE7/hKtna0kO6RtC4HwegHgRtlU48MLkljguXuzRO xxUrucnQhrk= =TgqW -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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