"Dmitri Sklyarov, the first person to be indicted under
a 1998 digital copyright law, pleaded not guilty yesterday in
federal court in San Jose, Calif., to four counts of trafficking in
illegal technology and one count of conspiracy.
A federal grand jury indicted Mr. Sklyarov, 26, a Russian
graduate student, and his employer, ElcomSoft of Moscow, on Tuesday
on charges arising from contributions to the Advanced eBook
Processor, software that can decrypt the electronic books of Adobe
The case is being closely watched for the precedent it could set
for the criminal provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
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