"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
"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..."