August 6, 2002

Def Con: Politics plays larger role this year

"Just after last year's Def Con ended, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Russian programmer who had presented a paper at the conference on weaknesses in the encryption of Adobe Systems e-books. With that arrest, Dmitry Sklyarov became the first person to face criminal prosecution under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a law that is coming under increasingly heavy fire from hackers, civil rights advocates, cyber rights groups, among others." More at InfoWorld.

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