September 7, 2001

Lawrence Lessig on the DMCA and Free Software

Author: JT Smith

"After the arrest of Dmitry one of our readers, Richard Simpson, wrote from the UK with a chilling analogy to the extension of US jurisdiction in that case. Ali is a second
generation US citizen living in California. He is keen home brewer and runs a home brewing web site with recipes in English and Arabic. One day he visits some relatives in
Saudi Arabia. On arrival the Saudi police arrest him because his US based web site breaks Saudi law. It that a fair analogy to the extension of US jurisdiction over Dmitry?" More at LWN.net.

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