"The Russian software programmer who escaped
prosecution as the first person charged under a controversial new
U.S. copyright law said Wednesday he stands by his employer, which
still faces trial.
"I am extremely disappointed with any implication that I am, in
any way, cooperating with the (U.S.) government," Dmitry Sklyarov
said in a news conference. "I am a man of integrity and as such am
doing nothing more than telling the truth, not for or against
The United States freed Sklyarov last Thursday as part of a
"diversion agreement" under which he admitted facts, but no
wrong-doing, and agreed to testify at trial if the prosecution
decides to call him, according to Joseph Burton, attorney for
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