FC: FBI arrests Russian hacker visiting U.S. for alleged DMCA breach

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 07:57:48 PDT

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       Russian Adobe Hacker Busted
       By Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
       7:04 a.m. July 17, 2001 PDT
       LAS VEGAS -- FBI agents have arrested a Russian programmer for giving
       away software that removes the restrictions on encrypted Adobe Acrobat
       Dmitry Sklyarov, a lead programmer for Russian software company
       ElcomSoft, was visiting the United States for the annual Defcon hacker
       convention, where he gave a talk on the often-flawed security of
       This would be the second known prosecution under the criminal sections
       of the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act, (DMCA) which
       took effect last year and makes it a crime to "manufacture" products
       that circumvent copy protection safeguards.
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