July 17, 2001

Fallout from Def Con: Ebook hacker arrested by FBI

Author: JT Smith

From Slashdot: "Dmitry Sklyarov, a
programmer at Russian software company Elcomsoft, [was] arrested after
giving a talk at Def Con 9 in Las Vegas titled "eBook Security: Theory and
Practice." Elcomsoft publishes a program to remove restrictions from
encrypted PDF files, which has severely annoyed Adobe Corporation.
Adobe was apparently responsible for the arrest, charging that Elcomsoft is violating the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act by publishing the software and giving the presentation at Def Con."


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