September 7, 2001

Security workers: Copyright law stifles

Author: JT Smith

CNET "Two well-known computer security experts pulled down their works from the Internet this
week for fear of being prosecuted under 1998's Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Along with the threatened lawsuit of Princeton computer-science professor Edward Felten, and
the arrest of Russian encryption expert Dmitry Sklyarov, the incidents are the latest to point at
what is quickly becoming a touchy environment for security experts."


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