August 3, 2001

'Hackers' under attack over copyrights

Author: JT Smith

From the Globe and Mail: "One of the biggest fall guys in the international hacking war has been
Dmitry Sklyarov, who many say has done nothing wrong. In a closely
watched case in various on-line circles, Adobe Systems Inc. last month
tipped off the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Mr. Sklyarov - who
developed a program that undermines Adobe's e-book security
software - was in Las Vegas, attending this year's ninth annual DefCon
hacker convention.

Hackers congregate at DefCon every year to flout authority and flaunt
their hacking skills. A common game among hackers at DefCon is to
spot undercover federal agents."

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