"The federal government's case against the Russian software firm
ElcomSoft--the first criminal trial under the controversial Digital
Millennium Copyright Act--seems to be in legal limbo after two key
witnesses were refused entry into the United States in
"The American Embassy in Moscow has denied U.S. visas to Dmitry
Sklyarov--the Russian programmer jailed in California last year
after the government accused him of violating federal copyright
law--and his boss, ElcomSoft's CEO, Alexander Katalov.
"The company is accused of violating U.S. law by selling
software that strips Adobe eBooks of their copy-protection.
Sklyarov and Katalov, who live in Russia, were due to testify in
the case, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 21 in San Jose,
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