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AAP: Publishers Hail Government Action Against Russian Ebook Hackers
- Press release by Association of American Publishers (of which Adobe is a member) in which CEO Pat Schroder compares Dmitry Sklyarov's actions to distributing keys to unlock a bookstore.
AP: Russian programmer Sklyarov freed on $50,000 bail
- A Russian computer programmer accused of circumventing copyright protections on electronic-book software was released on $50,000 bond Monday and ordered to stay in Northern California while he awaits trial. By Brian Bergstein.
AP: Russian programmer indicted for cracking e-book security
- In a closely watched electronic publishing case, a Russian computer programmer and his employer were indicted Tuesday on federal charges of violating digital copyright protections.
BBC: FBI arrests alleged copyright cracker
- A Russian computer programmer has been arrested for allegedly flouting a controversial US copyright law. By Mark Ward.
Boston "Free Dmitry" protest site
- Boston-area organizational site for the world-wide effort to free Dmitry Sklyarov, Russian programmer imprisoned by the F.B.I. under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998.
Boston Globe: Hacker's arrest decried
- Russian's is the first criminal case under new US antipiracy law. By Hiawatha Bray.
- A popular site which urges readers to boycott Adobe Systems for taking advantage of the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) to prompt the arrest of a Russian researcher.
BusinessWeek: Don't Judge an eBook Case By Its Coverage
- A programmer's arrest for allegedly violating copyright law has riled civil libertarians. They may have an unworthy martyr. By Alex Salkever.
Byte: Dmitry Sklyarov, Adobe, and the FBI
- I predict that if the case ever comes to trial the law will be thrown out, either on Constitutional grounds or on the narrower principle that it is too hopelessly vague to be enforceable. By Jerry Pournelle.
CNN: Rallies planned for arrested hacker
- The arrest this week of a 26-year-old Russian software programmer accused of violating U.S. copyright law has sparked protests and pledges of support from a wide range of free speech advocates, defense lawyers and consumer groups. [Reuters]
CNN: Russian hacker arrested after convention
- A Russian hacker was arrested Monday charges that he violated U.S. copyright law after he gave a presentation at the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas this weekend, the FBI said Tuesday.
CNet: Russian crypto expert arrested at Def Con
- The day after he gave a talk at the hacker conference, a Russian software engineer is arrested by the FBI for allegedly cracking e-book security. By Robert Lemos.
EFF: Adobe & EFF Urge Release of Dmitry Sklyarov
- Joint press release from Adobe/EFF. Adobe Systems Inc. & the Electronic Frontier Foundation jointly recommend the release of Dmitry Sklyarov, a Russian programmer wrongfully arrested July 15 on DMCA anticircumvention provision charges.
First Amendment - Void Where Prohibited
- Flyer by Tim Neu protesting Dmitry Sklyarov's incarceration.
Free Dmitry San Jose Rally
- Photos of protests outside Abode offices in San Jose.
Free Dmitry Sklyarov
- News, protest photos, links to press coverage, flyers, bumper stickers.
Free Dmitry Sklyarov Protest
- Pictures from protest in Saint Paul, MN on July 23, 2001.
Free Speech, Free Sklyarov, A Community Declaration
- Sign a declaration calling for the elimination of DMCA provisions used to attack freedom of speech.
Indictment: USA v. Elcom and Sklyarov (PDF)
- Scanned copy of the indictment against Sklyarov.
LA Times: E-Book Saga Is Full of Woe --and a Bit of Intrigue
- Richard DeGrandpre wrote "Digitopia" as a warning about the false promises of the wired world. Then it was published as an electronic book, and all his predictions came true. By David Strietfeld.
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