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Well on its way to becoming a cause celebre, this Russian Elmsoft employee has angered Adobe and the US Department of Justice

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-REC ! - In Digital Copyright Case, Programmer Can Go Home
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New York Times; Jennifer S. Lee; December 14, 2001. Prosecution "deferred" in exchange for him testifying in actions against ElcomSoft. LinuxToday has the text of the press release (with comments). Slashdot discussion here (with links): U.S. To Drop Charges Against Sklyarov; there's an article from The Register: Case against Dmitry Sklyarov droppped; from Wired.com - Russian Hacker Charges Dropped by Michelle Delio. Another NYTimes article: U.S. Defers Digital Copyight Case Against Russian Programmer
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-REC Adobe Opposes Prosecution in Hacking Case
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New York Times; Amy Harmon; July 24, 2001. "In an unexpected turnaround, Adobe Systems called yesterday for the release of a Russian programmer accused of violating American copyright law after he helped create software that can crack Adobe's security software for electronic books." (And, of course, the prosecution was at their request!)
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-REC Congress No Haven for Hackers
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Wired.com; Declan McCullagh; July 25, 2001. "Even as the world's geeks march against the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, key legislators and lobbyists are dismissing concerns about the controversial law as hyperbole."
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-REC Dmitry Sets the Record Straight
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oreillynet.com; Lisa Rein; December 21, 2001. A set of statements from Sklyarov, contrasting from the press release given by the US Department of Justice. The Slashdot discussion is here: Sklyarov Clarified Circumstances of Release, Testimony
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-REC Index of ElcomSoft, Dimitry Sklyarov ...articles
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Full title: "Index of ElcomSoft, Dmitry Sklyarov, Adobe, US Government and DMCA-related articles from around the Web" from the PlanetEbook WWW site. An exhaustive resource.
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-REC Jail Time in the Digital Age
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New York Times; Lawrence Lessig; July 30, 2001. "Something is going terribly wrong with copyright law in America."
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-REC Press Release - Sklyarov Indictment
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US Attorney's Office, N. District of CA www site; press release; August 28, 2001
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-REC Rep: Give Fair Use a Fair Shake
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Wired; Declan McCullagh; July 25, 2001. "'I think the current case adds impetus to the growing effort to fashion an amendment to the DMCA that would restore the classic balance (of fair use rights),' [Rep. Rick] Boucher [VA-Dem] said."
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-REC Russian programmer indicted for cracking e-book security
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Salon.com; Associated Press Wire; August 28, 2001. The Slashdot discussion gives other links, as well as community commentary: Sklyarov Indicted
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-REC Software Double Bind
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New York Times; Amy Harmon; August 13, 2001. "Call it the digital copyright equivalent of having your cake but not being able to eat it. The case of Dmitri Sklyarov, a Russian computer programmer arrested last month in Las Vegas, is drawing attention to a double bind in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, a 1998 law that some legal experts say extends rights to consumers even as it effectively prevents them from exercising those rights." With an accompanying Slashdot commentary = Sklyarov Case Exposes DMCA Contradictions
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-REC The EFF Sklyarov WWW Page
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Electronic Frontier Foundation. One of the players in the controversy has put up a WWW site covering the topic and their actions.
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-REC Throw the E-Book at Sklyarov?
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Wired.com; M. I. Rose; July 24, 2001. While some want Sklyarov released and the prosecution dropped, book publishers are of a different mind in the matter.
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-2001-08-26 Sklyarov Update
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Slashdot; August 26, 2001. The latest word, links, commentary.
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-Adobe Backs Down
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Slashdot; July 23, 2001. Adobe decides to ask the US Government to release Sklyarov - whether the government *will* is yet to be seen. With Slashdot commentary, of course.
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-Adobe Backtracks, seeks release of Russian programmer
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SiliconValley.com; Elise Ackerman; July 24, 2001.
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-Adobe DMCA protest spread to UK
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The Register; Andrew Orlowski; July 31, 2001.
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-Adobe E-Book hacker Released
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Wired.com; Wired News Report; August 6, 2001.
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-Adobe Says It Has No Responsibility For Dmitry
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The Industry Standard; IDG; September 4, 2001. "The company says it has no responsibility for aiding Dmitry Sklyarov, even though it was an Adobe complaint that led to the Russian programmer's arrest."
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-Adobe Tries to Quell Protest
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Wired; Declan McCullagh; July 21, 2001.
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-Alan Cox Resigns from Usenix ALS Committee, cites DMCA
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NewsForge; July 20, 2001. A notable name from the Unix world registers his protest. The Slashdot discussion - John 'maddog' Hall responds here
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-Another list of Sklyarov WWW materials
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Rick Moen describes this link on LinuxToday as follows "If you folks need to find new Sklyarov links in the future, I update every evening a cumulative list of them, at http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/dmitry-links."
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-Another list of Sklyarov WWW materials
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Rick Moen describes this link on LinuxToday as follows "If you folks need to find new Sklyarov links in the future, I update every evening a cumulative list of them, at http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/dmitry-links."
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-Arrest may spark review of copyright law
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ZDNet News; Lisa M. Bowman; July 27, 2001. "He's an unlikely poster child for a movement to change a major US law. But the plight of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov, who was arrested last week, is again shining the spotlight on a controversial law designed to expand copyright protections into the digital age."
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-Arrest Raises Stakes in Battle Over Copyright
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New York Times; Amy Harmon and Jennifer S. Lee; July 23, 2001.
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-Computer scientists boycott US over digital copyright law
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NewScientist.com; Will Knight; July 23, 2001. Oh, boy - good background plus a particularly ugly consequence - moving all computer security conferences outside the US!
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-Computer scientists boycott US over digital copyright law
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New Scientist.com; Will Knight; July 23, 2001
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-Cryptome Coverage
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Cryptome - Coverage of the arrest at a leading hacker site.
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-Dave Touretzky's Gallery of Adobe Remedies
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Dr. Dave Touretzky - a Carnegie Mellon researcher already famous for his DeCSS Gallery is working on one related to the Sklyarov case.
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-Dmitri Sklyarov Indicted
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The Register; Thomas C. Greene; August 29, 2001
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-Dmitry haunts FBI-chief's confirmation
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The Register; Thomas C. Greene; July 28, 2001. "President Dubya's nominee to head up the FBI in the wake or recent debacles too numerous to mention, Robert Meuller, just happens to the the fellow responsible for prosecuting Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov, who's been hounded by Adobe for helping to develop an application which cracks their eBook Reader." Actually, this is NOT TRUE - rather, his successor to the office is responsible. Yet, I expect that it will come up in the hearings.
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-Dmitry Sklyarov Gains High-Profile Defense Lawyer
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Slashdot; September 30, 2001. John Keker, a noted San Francisco defense attorney, is representing him pro bono.
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-Dmitry Sklyarov: Some Followup Articles
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LinuxToday.com; August 1, 2001. They list some articles that are already elsewhere in this category, but there are some new things here, too. A relatively comprehensive list, though.
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-eBook security debunker arrested by Feds
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The Register; John Leyden; July 17, 2001
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-Fallout From DefCon: Ebook Hacker Arrested by FBI
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Slashdot; July 17, 2001. Links, news and commentary
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-Free Dmitry Skylarov WWW Site
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One of the sites springing up in defense of Dmitry Sklyarov.
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-Free Dmitry!
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Wired.com; Damien Cave and Katharine Mieszkowski; August 3, 2001. "A Russian programmer charged with violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act languishes in jail. It's time to step up the pressure."
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-Hacker Arrest Stirs Protest
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Wired; Declan McCullagh; July 19, 2001
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-Judge sets appeal hearings in Sklyarov case
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InforWorld.com; Sam Costello and Stephen Lawson; November 26, 2001
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-Law Prof Cajoles Dmitry Allies
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Wired.com; Jeffrey Benner; August 29, 2001. Lawrence Lessig weighs in, speaking at the LinuxWorld conference - a call to arms!
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-Lawyers Maneuver in Sklyarov Case
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Wired.com; Associated Press Wire; August 22, 2001 - arraignment delayed
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-Martyr or criminal? Debate over electronic copyright law rages as Russian programmer sits in a ....
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SFGate.com; Carrie Kirby; August 6, 2001. Several sides of the issue presented. Full title: Martyr or criminal? Debate of electronic copyright law rages as Russian programmer sits in a San Jose jail
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-Next Wave of Dmitry Protests: Monday July 30
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kuro5hin.org; July 27, 2001. He's still in jail, after all.
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-Press Release from Dept. of Justice
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Office of the United States Attourney of the Northern District of California; July 17, 2001.
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-Prosecutors quiet after meeting over jailed Russian programmer
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SiliconValley.com; AP Wire; July 27, 2001
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-Prosecutors, defense talking plea bargain in Sklyarov case
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SiliconValley.com; Associated Press Wire; August 22, 2001
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-Protesters prepare to lay seige to Adobe
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The Register; Andrew Orlowski; July 23, 2001.
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-Release the Russian, Adobe Says
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Wired.com; Declan McCullagh; July 23, 2001.
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-Russian Adobe Hacker Busted
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Wired: Declan McCullagh; July 17, 2001.
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-Russian Hacker Arrested by FBI Goes Missing
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Cluebot.com; July 19, 2001. Good background with several interesting links.
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-Russian in Digital Copyright Case Is Released on Bail
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New York Times; Jueenifer S. Lee; August 7, 2001
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-Russian police say programmer arresting in US broke no Russian laws
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siliconValley.com; AP Wire; August 9, 2001
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-Russian Programmer Is Released - But Not Free
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The Industry Standard; Scott harris; August 6, 2001
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-Russian programmer Sklyarov freed on $50,000 bail
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SiliconValley.com; Reuters newswire; August 6, 2001. The Slashdot report includes a couple of other links (including the EFF update), as well as community commentary.
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-Sklyarov Arrest Follow-up
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Slashdot; July 18, 2001. More links to news articles and some eyewitness reports. With commentary
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-Sklyarov article archive
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Slant-Six.org - a list of articles on the Sklyarov, regularly updated.
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-Sklyarov denies he's a hacker
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SFGate Tech; Carrie Kirby; August 31, 2001. An interview post-indictment with Sklyarov and ElcomSoft reps.
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-Sklyarov Indictment 'Not Unusual'
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Wired.com; Michelle Delio; August 29, 2001
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-Sklyarov Release in Fed's Hands
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WiredDeclan McCullagh; July 24, 2001. Now that Adobe wants out, what will the Federal Government do in this criminal (not civil!) prosecution?
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-Sklyarov, Bunner (DVD CCA) Hearings Thursday
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Slashdot; August 21, 2001. Two of the big "names" in the current DMCA court controversies have hearings this week. With extensive links and community commentary.
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-Sklyarov: A Huge Sigh of Release
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Wired.com; Farhad Manjoo; August 7, 2001.
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-Still in DMCA Prison
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Slashdot; July 25, 2001. Well, Adobe backed off, but Sklyarov is still in jail - in fact, as of this article posting, there hasn't even been a hearing! Lots of links to the current status and, of course, commentary
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-US Won't Drop Charges Against Sklyarov
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Slashdot.org; July 27, 2001. Links to the EFF report on the unsuccessful meeting between them and the US Attorney's Office. New protests are going to be setup. With community commentary and links.
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-Victory in Adobe vs. Sklyarov .. or is it?
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kuro5hin.com; July 24, 2001. Another summary of the state of play following the Adobe reversal of position, with commentary and links.
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