Subject: Re: [ILUG] Adobe
Reply-To: ilug at linux.ie
In-Reply-To: <996063855.13097.2.camel at cruachann.internal.antefacto.com>; from glen at antefacto.com on Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 01:24:14PM +0100
X-OS: Red Hat Linux 7.1/Linux 2.4.2-2
On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 01:24:14PM +0100, Glen Gray mentioned:
> Unfortunately that's not exactly true. The case is not Adobe Vs.
> it's United States Vs. Sklyarov. Adobe have recommended that the case be
> dropped but as far as I can tell it's up to the DoJ what happens next.
> Adobe tipped off the Feds about Skylarov but are not responsible for
> prosecuting him from what I can tell.
The whole point about the DCMA is that it's a *criminal* law. So, once
Adobe made the complaint, it was out of their hands. Just like if you kill
someone, once it's reported, the trial goes ahead, even if the person that
reports the incident withdraws their statement.
A genius stroke on the part of corporations, to make it criminal to work
for a company outside the US, that sold something to a company which made
it possible for someone to break a law.
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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