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Re: [dvd-discuss] Dmitry Sklyarov freed

Thanks. That's a more optimistic view. Also, if true it indicates that law 
enforcement doesn't have a clue how to deal with the DMCA.

Kurt Foss <kfoss@planetpdf.com>
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It strikes me more as a very belated, albeit silent admission that
they arrested the wrong person from the very start.

rgds ~ Kurt

>Shrewd yes....especially since if he was an American citizen he could be
>compelled to testify even as a hostile witness. Not being a citizen this
>gives them leverage. OTOH it stinks because it's also a tacit admission 
>"Robert S. Thau" <rst@ai.mit.edu>
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>12/13/01 02:09 PM
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>         Subject:        [dvd-discuss] Dmitry Sklyarov freed
>Seth David Schoen writes:
>  > Planet PDF and AP are reporting (Planet PDF has a complete press
>  > release) that the charges against Dmitry Sklyarov have been dropped
>  > and he will be allowed to return home to Russia.
>Charges against Elcomsoft have not been dropped (and a condition on
>the deal for Dmitry was that he testify at the trial of the company).
>Shrewd move for the prosecution; they get to establish the precedent
>they were after without giving DMCA opponents a poster boy...