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RE: [dvd-discuss] [OT] elcomsoft/sklyarov jury denied text of law?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ole Craig [mailto:olc@cs.umass.edu]
> Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 3:46 PM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: [dvd-discuss] [OT] elcomsoft/sklyarov jury denied 
> text of law?
> 	How in hell are the jurors supposed to understand the law and
> whether it applies if they're not allowed to READ it?
Isn't a jury only asked to determine whether the defendant did or did not
perform the actions that they are accused of? Elcomsoft/Sklyarov are 
accused of actions a, b, and c which constitute a violation of the DMCA.
The jury is only asked whether they actually did a, b, and c -- determining
whether that constitutes a violation of the DMCA would be a question of
law and for a judge, not a jury.

Or am I wrong? Is the question to the jury "Was the DMCA violated?"


(and i am no less disturbed by the denial of the text to the jury)