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dc.internet.com: ElcomSoft 'Not Guilty' in DMCA Case

Dec 17, 2002, 20:10 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Naraine)

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"A San Jose, California jury on Tuesday cleared software firm ElcomSoft of charges it violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) with its program that cracks the copyright protections in Adobe Systems eBooks.

"The landmark decision, which comes after a week of deliberations, clears ElcomSoft of five counts of criminal violating of the controversial DMCA in one of the most closely-watched cases in the technology sector. Officials from ElcomSoft could not be reached at press time for a reaction to the ruling.

"The jury in the San Jose federal court reportedly spent the early part of Tuesday going over the testimony from Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer at the center of the case, before rendering its verdict. Reports say the jurors requested the actual text of the DMCA from the trial judge but this was denied with the judge offering to clarify sections of the Act for the jury..."

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