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

Perhaps the DMCA qualifies as "SMUT" or in other words, material that is 
considered sufficiently obscene that it is not appropriate to distribute 
it.  :)

Or could it be that the judge wanted to avoid a referendum on the DMCA?


Glendon Gross

Ole Craig wrote:
> 	The premier IT fishwra^Wrags report that the jury in the
> Elcomsoft case wanted a copy of the DMCA text, and the judge denied
> the request. WTF?
> http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,56853,00.html
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/28587.html
>     Wired reports that since retiring the jury has requested
>     clarification on the DMCA from the trial judge. Initially, the
>     jury requested a copy of the 100+ page Act to assist in their
>     deliberations. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Whyte declined
>     this request, instead offering to answer questions on parts of the
>     law they need to consider in order to reach a verdict in the case.
> 	How in hell are the jurors supposed to understand the law and
> whether it applies if they're not allowed to READ it?
> 		Ole, in complete disbelief
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